Graham Roberts tells 30-year-old that he has ‘a huge future’ at Spurs 

Graham Roberts
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Graham Roberts has taken to social media to tell Ryan Mason that he has a big future at Tottenham after it was confirmed that he would return to the club’s academy as head of player development. 

Mason was handed the interim head coach job until the end of the season after Jose Mourinho was sacked in April, with the 30-year-old becoming the youngest ever manager to take charge of a Premier League game.

Reports indicated that the former Spurs midfielder was put on standby by the club to take charge of pre-season training before the club confirmed Nuno Espirito Santo’s appointment last week. 

In fact, given Tottenham’s prolonged managerial search, some even suggested that Mason could be temporarily made the head coach for a season if the right candidate could not be found. 

However, with Nuno’s arrival, the club confirmed on Saturday that Mason will be heading back to his former duties with the academy along with the announcement of Stuart Lewis’ appointment as the Under 18s coach.

Here’s how Roberts reacted to the announcement:

Spurs Web Opinion 

One of the risks in handing a promising, up and coming coach like Mason the first-team reins on a temporary basis, is that he will likely get job offers from lower league clubs. I would not have been surprised if Mason had left the club this summer. So it comes as a big boost to the club that they have managed to retain him as the academy’s head of player development. 

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