Tottenham Confirm Younes Kaboul As New Captain

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Frenchman becomes new White Heart Lane skipper.

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Tottenham Hotspur have taken the slightly bizarre decision to name defender Younes Kaboul as the club’s new captain for the 2014/15 season, the Daily Star confirms.

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Kaboul, 28, joined Tottenham in 2007 from French side Auxerre for a fee of £8m and has seemingly won the trust of new manager Mauricio Pochettino already.

And the former Southampton boss will back Kaboul up by naming Hugo Lloris and Togo international Emmanuel Adebayor as vice captains.

Kaboul has become a fan favourite thanks to his all-action performances for the club in what is now his second spell at White Heart Lane.

The France international was farmed out to Portsmouth for a short spell between 2008 and 2010 when Harry Redknapp was in charge on the south coast.

“I am delighted to have been given this responsibility,” Kaboul said of the appointment.

“To follow in the footsteps of some of the legendary captains that have represented this football club is a fantastic honour.

“It is a great achievement for me on a personal level and I hope to help lead this team to great things in the future.”

Pochettino praised his new skipper by saying: “He has shown me all the values needed to be a captain.

“He has the character to lead this team as well as the respect of his teammates.”

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