Poulter wants Europe captaincy

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England’s Ian Poulter says he would “love” to one day captain Europe’s Ryder Cup team.

Poulter was instrumental in Europe’s win at the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club in the US, and helped the team retain the title at Gleneagles in Scotland in September this year.

The world number 26 says he hopes to be part of the team’s playing contingent for a long time to come before moving behind the scenes.

“Hopefully, I’ve got another 10 years in me before I ever get asked,” he told BBC Sport.

“If I was ever asked to be captain then yes, I’d love to be a captain of a Ryder Cup team.”

This year’s side was captained by Irishman Paul McGinley, and Northern Ireland’s Darren Clarke is favourite to take over for the next installment.

“There are lots of people that could potentially be the captain. When you look at the next one being in Hazeltine in America, it’s very much looking like Darren Clarke will be running as a strong favourite,” he said.

“He has got a great relationship with the players and he would be a very worthy captain.”

Poulter may have succeeded at the Ryder Cup, but he has struggled in other competitions and had a season during which he was beset by injury.

The 38-year-old came agonizingly close to winning a major in 2008 when he finished second at the Masters.

Poulter says he can achieve one of golf’s greatest feats and is feeling confident ahead of the 2015 season.

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