Tottenham are all set to name defender Michael Dawson as the next captain of the club. The captain of the club – Ledley King – recently announced his retirement from football after failing to recover sufficiently from the knee injury that has been troubling him for the last couple of seasons.
Michael Dawson has seen the replacement captain on a number of occasions. However, he is all set to be named as the permanent captain, as Tottenham look towards building for the future. The arrival of manager Andre Villas-Boas has been significant step in helping Tottenham remain in the top four positions.
The 28-year-old Michael Dawson is regarded as one of the best defenders at the club. He has been able to nail down a first-team spot under the previous managers when all other defenders have been inconsistent. Michael Dawson was absent for most of the last campaign after suffering from a long-term injury. Now, he is back into the first-team fold and is likely to lead the team out on the opening day of the season. Andre Villas-Boas has said that he has made the decision to make Michael Dawson the captain after discussing with the club.
“There are people who represent Tottenham’s past tradition and high values and that person without a doubt is Dawson. But it’s almost more up to the group to decide than the manager. It’s a difficult and sensible decision to make and I’ll be consulting Ledley and Michael on it. There’s different types of characters in the dressing room. But it will affect everybody in the dressing room who have to have empathy with the man going to lead them on the pitch,” said Andre Villas-Boas on of the pre-season tour of the United States. Tottenham will be playing Liverpool in a friendly match as part of the pre-season preparations.