Four candidates for the captaincy at Pochettino's Tottenham

Hugo Lloris

With Mauricio Pochettino set to announce the new Spurs skipper in the coming days, we look at the possible candidates.

The departure of Michael Dawson to Hull City in the summer transfer window didn't just signal the exit od one o the longest serving players at White Hart Lane it also vacated the captaincy in North London.

Mauricio Pochettino has discussed the role with journalists in recent weeks, and the last think he had said on the matter was that he would choose a man for the job after the international break.

With just a couple of days left before the international players return to Spurs, below we look at the four main candidates:

Hugo Lloris - There are few players at the club as qualified for the job as the Frenchman, who is already the skipper for his country and led them during the World Cup campaign in Brazil. He also captained Lyon during his spell there, and is arguably Tottenham's highest profile and sole world class player. His leading of the side could improve the defensive aspect of their play, while it could also tie him to the club that much closer. Concerns would undoubtedly remain about a goalkeeper being the leader on the field, often so far from the action, but Lloris would be many pundits and fans' choice.

Younes Kaboul - Kaboul is the current club captain, having played the role of vice captain to Dawson on numerous occasions, and has led the team out in each of the Tottenham's Premier League games so far this season. However, Federico Fazio's signing means Kaboul may not be a first choice defender at White Hart Lane this year, and though it is still possible the central defender could be named club captain, Pochettino may prefer to pick someone who is set to start every game when fit. 

Jan Vertonghen - Another player who has vast experience of skippering, Vertonghen led Ajax to the Eredivisie league title in 2012, as well as filling in when needed earlier on in his Dutch career. Like some of the other candidates here, the Belgian has already captained Spurs, and is many people's choice for Tottenham's top defender. Will have to do his utmost to return to the form he displayed during his first season at Tottenham if he is to lead the team by example.

Aaron Lennon - The England winger is now the club's longest serving player, having first arrived in 2005, and has also been one of the side's vice captains for a couple of seasons. Like Kaboul may end up being though, Lennon is currently not a starter under Pochettino, and rumours of Spurs trying to offload him ahead of the transfer deadline make it unlikely he will be given such a significant role unless he reclaims his spot.

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