Ryan Mason has insisted that the new Tottenham head coach will inherit a very strong squad despite the team’s struggles this season.
Tottenham’s hunt for a permanent replacement for Jose Mourinho continues, with a whole host of names being linked with the job over the past few weeks.
If reports are to be believed, Mason has little to no chance of being handed the job permanently. If the 29-year-old was indeed being considered for the role by the club’s hierarchy, Spurs’ 3-1 loss to Leeds United certainly would not have helped his cause.
It was a familiar story for the North Londoners at Elland Road on Saturday, with defensive lapses once again costing them.
When asked about the kind of job the next Tottenham manager will inherit, Mason told Football.London: “I think the bigger picture and discussions like that probably need to happen over the summer.
“Our focus, my focus has to be on the next game now and at training we need to prepare.
“I’m very disappointed we lost a game of football today as I came into this game wanting to win and hoping that we could win the game. That hasn’t happened so that’s disappointing.
“Our focus has to be on the next week, the next game and then I’m sure those conversations will happen over the summer.”
Some sources indicate that Spurs will only confirm an appointment at the end of the season, with the club planning to take their time to ensure they bring in the right candidate.
Whoever it is that is handed the reins, Mason believes that he will have plenty of quality to work with.
The interim Spurs boss added: “Absolutely, absolutely there’s some great players.
“It’s a big squad, it’s a very good squad as well, so there’s definite tools to work with for next season.
“I’m sure the chairman, the board and the football club will have a long, hard think about the direction the football club wants to go in.”
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