‘I’ve had enough’ – Andros Townsend urges Levy to hire manager for 12 months

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Andros Townsend is as fed up as most Spurs fans by the club’s recent managerial pursuit, with the former Tottenham man now urging Daniel Levy to give the job to Ryan Mason next season.

Mason came in and steadied the ship after Jose Mourinho was sacked two months ago.

Appointing the 29-year-old as interim head coach until the end of the campaign should have, in theory, given the North London club sufficient time to identify a suitable replacement.

However, Spurs have repeatedly floundered in their managerial pursuit, with their approach for Gennaro Gattuso being the latest one to collapse.

Tottenham reportedly decided to end talks with the Italian following the backlash from fans to the news of the former Napoli boss’ potential impending arrival.

Townsend believes that it is now clear that no top manager wants the job and insisted that his former teammate, Mason, should be handed the role for 12 more months.

The Crystal Palace winger told talkSPORT: “I’ve had enough, just give it to Mason and get on with it. Give it to him for a year, see how he gets on and then reassess next summer.

“If you were going to get a top manager in, fair enough, Ten Haag, Pochettino, Conte, but after Conte turned it down it was clear nobody wanted the job.

“If you’re going down to Gattuso, there’s clearly nothing else out there.

“So if nobody wants the job, give it to a man in Ryan Mason who dealt with everything well under the circumstances.

“He dealt with all the European Super League fallout, he fronted the Harry Kane fallout on his own and ended the season well with Spurs by getting them into Europe… ish.

“He deserves a fair crack at it and hopefully Daniel Levy does look into giving Ryan another go at it next season.”

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Given that Paritici now seems to be calling the shots, I do not see Mason being handed the reins. However, it would make sense for the club to think in terms of a stop-gap appointment and potentially pursue Pochettino again next summer. That was one of the reasons why I was on board with Fonseca’s appointment but the club made a massive blunder by snubbing the Portuguese in favour of a move for Gattuso.

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