Ryan Mason has been speaking to the press ahead of the weekend’s fixtures, and when asked about the ongoing search for a new permanent manager at Tottenham Hotspur, the young coach insisted he is not paying attention to that situation.
Mason has been installed as Tottenham’s Acting Head Coach until the end of the season, replacing former caretaker manager Cristian Stellini, who lasted just four matches before being sacked.
The club has been searching for a new full time manager since parting ways with Antonio Conte at the end of March, and various names have been mooted as possible candidates.
The frontrunners for the vacancy appear to be Luis Enrique (Evening Standard) and Julian Nagelsmann (Caught Offside). Vincent Kompany has also been mentioned (Fabrizio Romano), while Xabi Alonso is thought to have entered the race this week (De Telegraaf).
Mason himself has recently been suggested as an option for the role permanently (Football Insider), and he has admitted he feels ready for a full time managerial role (Daily Mail).
When asked by the press whether he is being kept up to date with the search for a permanent manager, Mason revealed he is giving that situation none of his ‘energy’.
He told Football Daily: “Naturally, when there’s uncertainty, there’s going to be names. That’s football, that’s part of it. But none of my energy, none of my attention is going into any outside noise or speculation.
“Within these walls, we’re together, we are working together and we have a common goal – to try and get as many results as possible until the end of the season. I’m sure in the summer, there will be things happen, but at the moment that’s pretty irrelevant.”
Spurs Web Opinion
I would hope Ryan Mason’s full focus is on the squad and match preparation at this moment in time.
Generally speaking, the search for a new manager has very little to do with Mason, and would only affect him if he is getting the job, or if he is going to stay on as a coach for the new boss.
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