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)
Mason and Robbie Keane are my best guesses at this point!
— Dan Kilpatrick (@Dan_KP) July 24, 2020
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