Redknapp says Gallas stays as Spurs captain

Manager Harry Redknapp has confirmed William Gallas will remain Tottenham captain for the foreseeable future.

Manager Harry Redknapp has confirmed William Gallas will remain Tottenham captain for the foreseeable future.

Gallas wearing the armband appeared unthinkable when he crossed the north London divide this summer.

But the defender's performances as skipper in last weekend's derby win at Arsenal and against Werder Bremen on Wednesday night have won over the doubters.

Luka Modric had led the side in the absence of club captain Ledley King and understudies Michael Dawson and Tom Huddlestone.

Redknapp said: "I spoke to Luka about it and he's fine; he gets on and just wants to play.

"When Dawson and Tom Huddlestone are back, we'll look at it again.

"I'm a bit superstitious so I just thought, it went well at Arsenal and he responded, so we're delighted he is captain."

Gallas has now skippered all three of London's biggest clubs and Redknapp believes this speaks volumes for the 33-year-old's leadership, adding: "(It is) unusual to captain Chelsea, Arsenal and Spurs."

 
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