The Athletic’s David Ornstein has suggested that Ryan Mason could be in contention to become Tottenham’s permanent head coach if the club have a strong finish to the season.

Mason has made all the right noises since being handed the reins, with the 31-year-old clearly doing his best to get Spurs fans back on the side after the disconnect that developed between the players and supporters over the last couple of months.

Ryan Mason

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The 31-year-old did not shy away from admitting that he feels he is ready to take on the job full-time in his first press conference ahead of the Manchester United game (Charlie Eccleshare).

His spell certainly got off to a promising start, with Tottenham battling back from two goals down to salvage a point on Thursday.

Ornstein has now said on Ferdinand Presents FIVE YouTube channel (starting at 18:27) that the Tottenham hierarchy believes that Mason would be able to galvanise the players, fans and staff at the club, as he knows Tottenham ‘inside out’.

The journalist added that the former Spurs midfielder is ‘highly regarded’ as an emerging coach, not only inside Tottenham but also in footballing circles.

Ornstein suggested that he could become a candidate to replace Antonio Conte permanently if the club go on a spectacular run of form until the end of the season.

Spurs Web Opinion

I just do not see Spurs giving Mason the role even if we win all of our five remaining matches.

The 31-year-old lacks experience at the top level and doubts might start creeping in as soon as he goes through his first difficult spell in charge.

Tottenham cannot afford to get their next managerial appointment wrong following the mistakes of the last few years, which is why I cannot see the club taking the risk of handing the role to Mason.

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