Tottenham Hotspur head coach Juande Ramos is considering changing the captaincy at the club next season, depending on Ledley King's progress returning from his knee injury.
King was skipper at Wembley when Spurs won the Carling Cup in February, one of 10 games he will play this campaign, and lifted the trophy with Robbie Keane, who has taken the armband when the first-choice captain has been unavailable.
Ramos has appeared to have an unconventional view of who leads the side out - he dropped Paul Robinson this season then made him skipper on his first game back.
King has been recovering from surgery last summer and last week admitted he does not know when he will be able to play two games in a week again, which may be a factor if Ramos decides to change his skipper.
'We'll have to see what state he is in next season,' said the Spaniard. 'We're going to have to wait for the diagnosis of the doctors.
'We'll have to wait and see if he is here next season. We don't know what the squad is going to be like, and we'll make that decision then.'
Ramos plans to look at all aspects of the club this summer, with some of the squad expected to leave as the new boss plans for his first full campaign.
Spurs are determined, though, to keep hold of Dimitar Berbatov, the Bulgaria striker who has been tipped to impress in the Champions League.
Ramos added: 'We're delighted to have him here and as far as the future is concerned that is a matter for the club.'