Alasdair Gold has revealed that everyone at Tottenham speaks in glowing terms of the work that Ryan Mason has done behind the scenes, insisting that the improvements he has made will make it easier for the incoming manager.

Ryan Mason‘s second spell in charge as interim head coach did not go well as his first spell two years ago, with the Lilywhites winning just two of his six games at the helm.

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Although the former Tottenham midfielder cannot be entirely blamed for those results, given the tumultuous time he took the job, those results likely ended any small chance he had of landing the job permanently.

Gold has now revealed that Mason himself, as well as many at the club now realise that the Tottenham hierarchy are looking beyond him, but the journalist added that there are high hopes at the club about the kind of manager the 31-year-old can become over the next few years.

He said on his YouTube channel: “Ryan Mason signed off on Sunday with the air of a man who knows what he has achieved inside Tottenham, even if it isn’t apparent on the outside.

“The expectation is that he probably isn’t going to get the permanent role. I think there is a feeling of that within the club. I get the sense, he knows that as well.

“There are high hopes he will be in a position to return one day to have that job. It’s a job that he dreams of.

“Everyone I have spoken to inside the club, and this is in various departments, they all say the same thing.

“He has put so many things in place, just in the last few weeks that will really help the next manager to kick on.

“It would make the transition much easier than it would have been had they taken over straight from the Antonio Conte era. 

“From what I understand, he has really gone about improving the environment. Bringing departments closer together, who maybe felt neglected and not part of things before. Just getting everyone pulling in the same direction.”

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Mason certainly said all the right things and conducted himself with dignity in his press conferences rather than shifting blame to others, which was refreshing to see on the back of Mourinho and Conte. 

If Postecoglou does get the job, one of the main positives would be the fact that he is also someone who is humble and focuses on the collective rather than on protecting his own image.

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