Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp is considering handing William Gallas the captain's armband for today's game with West Bromwich Albion. Redknapp ignored the critics last month by signing Gallas on a free transfer following the defender's release by Arsenal.
And so impressed has Spurs boss Redknapp been by the 33-year-old, he is thinking about handing him the armband on what would also be the former Gunners skipper's debut.
"I have been very impressed with him as a fella," said Redknapp. "He could easily become a mainstay.
"I am even considering making him captain on Saturday. Thinking about it."
Redknapp is ready to rest skipper Ledley King ahead of Tuesday's Champions League Group A opener at Werder Bremen to protect the defender's notoriously fragile knees.
Redknapp said: "Both competitions are important to me but we might just need Ledley's experience on Tuesday night in an away game in Germany in a Champions League game.
"If he plays Tuesday, he has got an extra day and I might get him for Tuesday and the following Saturday. It is a juggling act."