David Artell is set to remain captain of Crewe for the forseeable future.
The armband had been rotated between Artell, Lee Bell and Ashley Westwood under previous manager Dario Gradi.
However, new Alex boss Steve Davis has decided that the former Morecambe defender, 31, should be handed the honour on a more permanent basis.
"He's a real leader out there and an experienced player," Davis told BBC Radio Stoke. "The lads look up to him, they respect him and respond to him."
"It's an honour to lead the team out," he said. "At a club like Crewe, with the history it's got, there have been some great captains. It's a privilege really."
Crewe travel to Northampton on Saturday, in what will be Aidy Boothroyd's first game in charge of the struggling Cobblers.