Ryan Mason has now revealed that he held talks with Daniel Levy ahead of taking the interim Tottenham job in the past 24 hours. He also added that he had exchanged messages with Mauricio Pochettino and his team at PSG.
Spurs announced this morning that the new interim team would include Mason at the helm, with Chris Powell, Nigel Gibbs, Ledley King and Michel Vorm.
Mason will take charge of the Lilywhites for the first time on Wednesday evening when the club face Southampton in the Premier League and his second match will come in the Carabao Cup Final on Sunday.
The Spurs academy graduate really developed as a senior first-team player under Mauricio Pochettino in North London before eventually joining Hull City.
Unfortunately, Mason was forced to retire in his twenties after sustaining a head injury and took the subsequent steps into coaching back at Tottenham.
Mason revealed that he spoke to Levy as soon as the Mourinho sacking news broke and was only offered the interim job after taking training on Monday.
On talking to Pochettino, Mason said (Football London): “Yes I’ve exchanged a few messages and with his coaching team. He’s a busy man.”
And on his chat with Levy, he added: “We had a very long chat. Once the news broke I was in the building. We had a conversation. I took training, we had another conversation and he asked me if I wanted it.”
Have something to tell us about this article?