Steven Gerrard would be happy to help Roy Hodgson choose his next England captain.
Fourteen years after his England debut, Gerrard retired from international duty on Monday, claiming his 34-year-old body could not cope with another season of toil for both club and country.
Gerrard may have had an indifferent World Cup, but his retirement leaves a gaping hole for England on two levels.
Firstly, England have lost one of their most driven and talented midfielders, and they are also without an inspirational captain.
Should the England manager need any assistance in appointing his new captain, then Gerrard is available to give it to him.
"I'm here for advice on the next England captain," Gerrard said.
"I'm sure Roy will give it to the right person and I hope they show it the same respect that I have."
Who will be the next England captain?
Who will be the next England captain?
1/5 Wayne Rooney
The stand-out choice is Wayne Rooney who at at the age of 28 has amassed 95 England caps and scored 40 goals. Questions over the Manchester United striker's suitability for the role will likely be asked, although in recent years he has shown much more maturity. When there was debate during the World Cup over whether he still warranted a place in the side, Hodgson stood firmly by him.
2/5 Joe Hart
The England goalkeeper is perhaps the most assured starter in Hodgson's side and at the age of 27 should have many years ahead of him between the sticks. Has 43 caps to his name.
3/5 Gary Cahill
Centre-backs traditionally make for captaincy material and if Hodgson decides that's the position it should go to, Cahill would be ahead of his usual partner Phil Jagielka. However some questionable displays at the World Cup mean there are no certainties over the Chelsea player's place in the starting XI going forward.
4/5 Leighton Baines
The left-back managed to oust Ashley Cole from the squad and could perhaps oust the other contenders for the armband. As likely to start as any outfield player, the Everton player could be a surprise choice. Jagielka wears the armband for his club, perhaps suggesting there are better candidates ahead of him. Luke Shaw's emergence could also count against him.
5/5 Theo Walcott
The Arsenal winger has been involved in the England set-up since the age of 17 and now 25, he could be ready to the highest honour. With many young Arsenal players in the England set-up, including Jack Wilshere and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Walcott is the stand-out candidate and his relationships with those players could count in his favour.
With 95 caps to his name, Wayne Rooney is the obvious candidate to replace Gerrard.
The England striker has skippered the Three Lions on two occasions and he would jump at the chance to do the job on a full-time basis.
Former England and Manchester United captain Bryan Robson thinks Rooney would be a good choice.
"He has been a captain for United and England. He knows what it is all about," said Robson, who played 90 times for England.
"Wayne has proved he is our best player. He leads by example. He works really hard for the team.
"No matter what position the coach wants him to play, Wayne wants you to do the job. That is a good sign for a captain. If it was Wayne I would have no doubts about him being captain."
Video: Steven Gerrard retires
Gerrard cited Liverpool's return to the Champions League as the main factor behind his retirement.
"Obviously I have to look after my body as much as possible to ensure I can give everything when I take to the field," said the midfielder who, with 114 caps, is only behind goalkeeper Peter Shilton (124) and David Beckham (115).
"To ensure I can keep playing to a high level and giving everything to Liverpool Football Club I believe this is the right decision, and having Champions League football back at Anfield is another big factor in my decision."
Gerrard's accidental flick-on to Luis Suarez in Sao Paulo proved to be a killer blow for England's World Cup chances.
The 2-1 defeat to Uruguay meant England were eliminated from the tournament after just two matches.
Yet despite the poor showing in Brazil, Gerrard thinks England have a bright future under Hodgson.
"I'm sure Roy will help make the England supporters proud again," Gerrard said.
"He's a fantastic manager and I'm glad The FA have stuck with him."
Gerrard, who has been given an ambassadorial role with the Football Association (FA), has started taking his coaching badges, but he is unsure whether he wants to go into coaching or management when he hangs his boots up for good.
Gary Neville made the transition from player to England coach a year after he retired from the game and there could be scope for Gerrard to do the same.
"My relationship with The FA will continue moving forward and I'm sure over the next 20, 30, 40 years, I will work for England again," Gerrard added.Reuse content