Pundit makes claim about Ryan Mason amidst links to permanent Spurs job

Former Tottenham Hotspur defender turned pundit Alan Hutton has claimed Ryan Mason is ready to step up to a permanent manager role, but not with Spurs.

After parting ways with Antonio Conte at the end of March, his former assistant Cristian Stellini took charge of the Spurs first team.

His tenure lasted just four matches, however, before being dismissed due to the 6-1 defeat against Newcastle.

Cristian Stellini Ryan Mason
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Mason has been a player and a coach with Tottenham for many years now, and is currently the Acting Head Coach until the end of the season.

The 31-year-old has previously held the top job at Spurs back in 2021, when he was caretaker manager after Jose Mourinho’s sacking.

Spurs are expected to announce a new permanent manager in the summer with plenty of big names linked to the role.

However, Mason has also recently been touted as a surprise contender to land the job full-time (Football Insider).

Mason himself has even told the Daily Mail that he is ready for that step, but Hutton is not convinced.

He told Football Insider: “I can’t see it. It is nothing on him, it is just how I see it.

“It is such a huge job. We are talking about a massive footballing team that goes for top four year in year out. I think his comments got taken out of context when he was asked about the job.

“He said he was ready, I believe he was saying he was ready for a managerial job. Of course, if Tottenham came in for him and said they want him to be the number one, he is not going to turn that down. I think he was just getting across that he was ready for the opportunity.”

On the challenge any manager would face at Spurs, Hutton added: “But there is a lot of recruitment needed, there is a lot of players that need to leave and for your first job to take that on, it is absolutely massive. I think it would be very difficult.”

Spurs Web Opinion

I think Ryan Mason is ready to be given a chance by a club, but he would probably be better suited to cutting his teeth in the Championship rather than diving in at the deep end and managing Spurs permanently.

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