Tottenham Hotspurs have appointed 29year old former midfielder Ryan Mason as interim coach after Jose Mourinho and his coaching team was relieved of his duties yesterday.
Mason grew through the Tottenham youth system and made his senior debut in 2008 but went on five loans before returning to the club in 2014. He left for Hull City on a permanent transfer in 2016.
He suffered a fractured skull in a match against Chelsea in January 2017. After a prolonged treatment and on the advice of medical specialists, he retired from competitive football in February 2018.
He joined the club’s coaching team in April 2018 and was the U19 coach and head of youth football development. He be joined by Chris Powell and Nigel Gibbs as Interim Assistant Head Coaches and Michel Vorm as Interim Goalkeeping Coach. Ledley King will continue in his role as First Team Assistant.
“We have great belief in this squad of talented players. We have a cup final and six Premier League games ahead of us and we shall now focus all our energies on achieving a strong finish to the season.” Chairman, Daniel Levy said.
Mason’s first action will be a league game against Southampton on Wednesday before taking charge of the Carabao Cup Final against Manchester City on Sunday, a competition he also played in the final as a player in 2015 losing to his predecessor, Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea.
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