Journalist suggests 121-goal striker could be set for Spurs return

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Evening Standard journalist Dan Kilpatrick has speculated that Ryan Mason or Robbie Keane could be set for a role within Jose Mourinho’s backroom staff.

The Tottenham Hotspur head coach revealed during this afternoon’s pre-Crystal Palace press conference that tactical analyst Ricardo Formosinho is on the verge of leaving the club to pursue a managerial role at an unnamed club (Football.London).

Rather than look to recruit a replacement from abroad or someone who Mourinho has worked with previously, the 57-year-old revealed that he will instead look to appoint a person who has had a previous affiliation with Tottenham.

Mason, who came through the club’s academy ranks went on to make 70 first team appearances for the North Londoners before being forced to retire at Hull City (transfermarkt) and was appointed in July of last year as an academy coach with the responsibility of taking charge of the Under-19 side in the UEFA Youth League (talkSPORT).

Robbie Keane was most recently working with Jonathan Woodgate at Middlesbrough and decided to leave the club last month after Woodgate was sacked as manager.

Keane become a legend at White Hart Lane having 121 goals for the club (transfermarkt)

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  1. Here is my take – one of the clubs owner JOe Lewis xould easily pump a few a few million into the club, they could even have given spurs the 175 million instead of going to the government.. Tottenham are perhaps the 12th biggest club in the wolrd why is it so hard for the owners ENIC to say here is 200 million go and buy the players you need ..

    Tottenham are and hve been well run business, howver there are times when owners neeed to step up and show their worth.. Chelsea owner Man City Liverpool Man U do this why is Spurs different all of them are PLC..



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