In a recent post on Twitter, Tottenham Hotspur confirmed the appointment of Ryan Mason as Spurs’ manager for the rest of the season.
After graduating from the Tottenham academy, Mason went on to make 70 appearances for the north London side in his time as a player, with the central midfielder scoring four goals and providing four assists for the club.
However, after fracturing his skull when playing for Hull City back in 2017, the then-26-year-old was forced to retire from his playing career, leading to Mason taking up coaching, with the former England international having previously held the role as Tottenham’s head of player development.
And, now, following the sacking of Jose Mourinho on Monday, the fairytale-like return of the 29-year-old to the Tottenham Hotspur first-team setup appears to be complete, as the club confirmed on Twitter that Mason will take charge of Spurs until the end of the season.
In their tweet, Spurs stated: “Following the departure of Jose Mourinho, we can now confirm that Ryan Mason will take charge as Interim Head Coach for the remainder of the season.”
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Transfer Tavern Take
With Alasdair Gold re-sharing the post and dubbing the appointment of Mason as “amazing” because of “everything he’s gone through”, the news that the former Spurs player will be leading the club out in the upcoming Carabao Cup final as their manager certainly is rather romantic.
And, who knows, if the 29-year-old can impress over what remains of the season, perhaps he could even be considered as an option for the next permanent coach of the club.
It would be, as Gold suggests, a true fairytale if Mason can lead his side to glory – a silver lining amongst all the clouds surrounding Tottenham and their ESL friends this week.
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