Paul Robinson makes big claim about Ryan Mason’s Tottenham future


Paul Robinson has confidently asserted that he sees Ryan Mason managing Tottenham Hotspur again sometime in the future, even though he might be too inexperienced to be handed the reins on a permanent basis right now.

Mason became the youngest manager to ever take charge of a Premier League game when Tottenham announced that he will take over on an interim basis until the end of the season after Jose Mourinho’s sacking.

The former Spurs midfielder was previously employed as the club’s Head of Youth Development and it was an indication of how highly he was thought of by the Tottenham hierarchy that he was handed the reins ahead of the likes of Ledley King and Chris Powell.

While Spurs have reverted to an attacking brand of football that is historically associated with the club under the 29-year-old, results have been mixed so far.

However, Robinson insisted that he has seen enough from Mason to suggest that the former Tottenham academy graduate is set for a big future as a coach.

He told Stadium Astro (as relayed by HITC): “He’s a fledgling manager who’s done very well with the Under-23s.

“I’ve no doubt in my mind at all that he will manage Tottenham Hotspur again but I think he’s got a lot to learn and I don’t think Daniel can take a chance.

“I think they have to appoint somebody who’s going to win trophies.”

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Mason certainly comes across as an intelligent, well-spoken young man and he might well go on to have a big future in the game.

However, the one disadvantage of making him the interim boss is that there is no guarantee that he will return to working on the club’s youth set-up at the end of the season.

The 29-year-old could get offers to become a full-time manager which he will probably find difficult to turn down.

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