With Robbie Keane just about to start plying his trade for Liverpool, and Ledley King spending more time on the sidelines than actually playing for Tottenham, many Spurs fans will consider the appointment of vice-captain an important one. After all, this guy could be leading his team out for the best part of the season and Juande Ramos will surely insist on strong leadership out on the pitch.
The Guardian reports that Jermaine Jenas has got the gig, with the former Forest player one of the most consistent performers for the club last season. It’s clear that Ramos wants JJ to continue to grow in stature, giving him quite a bit of responsibility with this appointment. But is it the right decision?
Jonathan Woodgate has not been at the club for very long, yet many might argue that he has more playing experience at the top level than Jenas, and should therefore have been given the position instead. Apart from that, there aren’t that many candidates that stand out, especially with the likes of Robinson, Malbranque and Chimbonda having departed the club and the future of Dimitar Berbatov uncertain.
What do you reckon Spurs fans? Can Jenas be an inspirational captain or is he a default choice?