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Teddy named Skipper

Posted on 16 August 2001  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

Teddy Sheringham has been named the new captain of Tottenham by Glenn in succession to the departed Sol Campbell.

Teddy returned to the Lane this summer after four trophy-packed years at Manchester United. In his final season at Old Trafford he was honoured with both the PFA and Football Writers’ Player of the Year awards.

Glenn has patiently assessed the candidates before making a decision and stressed that he views the captaincy as a vital role and as a link with his coaching staff.

Les Ferdinand, who has captained the team in pre-season, and Tim Sherwood, have been named as vice-captains.

"Teddy is going to be club captain," confirmed Glenn. "I see Teddy with his experience and someone who can become an extension of the coaching staff. That’s how I’ve worked in the past with a captain.

"At club level it’s more important than perhaps some people in football imagine. In rugby it’s a very close-knitted thing — a captain and the manager and perhaps that’s something we should develop.

"Teddy can identify things on the pitch, he has communication with the younger players and has the respect of all the players instantly with what he’s achieved.

"So for me there’s a lot of attributes there for Teddy to become a captain."