The new England national team manager, Sam Allardyce has named Jay Jay Okocha as a team captain he desires in England if wishes like that could come true.
Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney may be the country’s captain but Big Sam has made no secret of his eternal admiration for Jay Jay.
Jay Jay was Bolton Wanderers captain under Big Sam led the side to the League Cup final for the first time“On and off the field he was the captain you looked for. In a multi-national side from all over the world he could speak four different languages, communicate very well with some of the players who couldn’t speak quite as good English.” Big Sam confessed
“He sorted the odd scuffle out in the dressing room, talked to the players about how we had to go out and win. He’d take the manager’s instructions and apply them in the right way. Then there was outstanding ability on the field, leading by example and showing everybody he wasn’t a mercenary which was suggested in the beginning, that he’d only come for the money. He became an iconic figure at Bolton Wanderers.”