Tottenham fans are happily waving goodbye to Wembley Stadium and are now looking forward to moving into their shiny new stadium in N17. Before they can play there though, test events need to be conducted, and the first of those is a U18 tie where Tottenham have confirmed that Ryan Mason will be in the dugout.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) 12 March 2019
Moving into their new home is something that the Lilywhites have been dreaming of ever since they beat Manchester United 2-1 in the White Hart Lane finale, and now it finally looks to be happening, almost two years after the last ball was kicked in their old home. As we edge nearer the opening, the excitement is ramping up, and the news that Ryan Mason will lead them home is fantastic.
The story of Mason is a really sad one, the tidy midfielder came through the academy at Tottenham and was a real fan favourite until he was eventually sold onto Hull City. From there, it went downhill as a career-ending fractured skull has seen him return to Tottenham and make a start on his coaching badges early. The Lilywhites, though, love seeing him do well for himself and cannot wait for the 27-year-old to lead out the U18s in the first-ever game at Spurs’ new stadium.
You can see exactly what those giddy fans made of the Mason news here:
— Charlotte (@Charpercy84) 12 March 2019
This is so amazing! Happy for you Ryan fans still love you and hope this won't be the first time you have a coaching role in the academy #OneOfOurOwn
— Musa (@Musathfc) March 12, 2019
One of our own takes us home.
— Martin P (@jmpmnp) March 12, 2019
This is special good luck Ryan lad !!!
— Lee (@intensivlee) March 12, 2019
That is fantastic news. Well done Spurs
— Steve Worrell (@steve_worrell) 12 March 2019
What an honour, well @RyanMason delighted for u.
— Paddy Hartnett (@PaddyHartnett77) March 12, 2019
Couldn't happen to a nicer fella. Always gave 100% for the shirt. A fan favourite and one of our own. #COYS
— Amos Hermens (@AmosHermens) March 12, 2019
Happy days all round
— Mr Pochettino (@TheMacBoy_) 12 March 2019
The Lilywhites simply could not be happier to see Mason leading them out at the new stadium and will be desperate to one day see the 27-year-old out as a coach in the senior side.