VIDIC NAMED VICE-CAPTAIN
At the end of last season, after 19 years at Inter, he decided that he would retire. As of his retirement the captaincy of Inter would be vacant. Former Inter manager Walter Mazzarri named Andrea Ranocchia as team captain and Yutu Nagatomo as his vice-captain, Luís Figo decided to stick with that decision upon his arrival. However, earlier this summer the newly appointed vice-captain Yutu Nagatomo left Milano to play for Olympique Marseille. Following this Luís Figo gave Ranocchia free hands to choose whoever he wanted as his number two.
The two top prospects for the job were believed to be Gary Medel and Nemanja Vidic, both recent arrivals in Milano. However Ranocchia chose to give the vice-captaincy to the experienced Serbian centre-back Nemanja Vidic. The former Manchester United captain is said to be delighted with the decision as he and Andrea Ranocchia get along very well and that both probably will be a part of Inter’s starting eleven.
”Instantly becoming the vice-captain of a team is not easy. I don’t know everybody in the team yet and I don’t understand the language that well. But I’m happy that I was chosen as it proves they value me as an important player.”