Pundit tips new Spurs head coach to give opportunity to player who has been ‘out in the cold’

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Tottenham Hotspur’s players who have not been involved in this summer’s international fixtures are set to report back for pre-season training early next month and currently look set to do so under a new head coach.

Following Jose Mourinho’s departure in April, Daniel Levy appointed Ryan Mason on an interim basis until the end of the season.

Levy said recently in a message to supporters that one of the qualities he wants the new head coach to possess is the ability to work with the club’s younger players.

A number of Tottenham’s highly-rated youngsters headed out on loan under Mourinho last season including Troy Parrott, Ryan Sessegnon, Harvey White and Oliver Skipp.

Former Leeds United striker Noel Whelan believes that he expects Tottenham’s next manager to include Sessegnon in his plans going forward.

The ex-Fulham player spent last season on loan at Bundesliga outfit Hoffenheim where he made 29 appearances in all competitions, scoring two goals (transfermarkt).

Whelan told Football Insider: “Sessegnon is somebody who’s been out in the cold but could now be given the opportunity. He was bought from Fulham for big things and it’s never happened for him for one reason or another.

“He was introduced to the England squad, just having a look and being introduced, get a feeling for it. The thinking was he was going to be the next one to be involved.

“That never materialised either. Something has desperately gone wrong between the time of leaving Fulham to when he’s joined Tottenham that has stalled his progression.

“Doors open in strange ways for players that have been out in the cold and been sent out on loan. It’s their opportunity to grab that place back and show the manager that there’s a place for them.”

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Sessegnon has to be a part of the Tottenham first-team picture next season, especially given our involvement in the Europa Conference League which will give players the opportunity to take to the field against, with respect, lower quality opposition.

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