Tottenham boss Redknapp ponders handing Gallas captaincy

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp is considering handing William Gallas the captain's armband for today's game with West Bromwich Albion.
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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."

 
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