Tottenham Hotspur are planning to offer Ryan Mason a position within Ange Postecoglou’s new-look coaching staff, however, the former midfielder will first meet with Daniel Levy to discuss his future.

Mason was initially overlooked for the interim head coach position in late March following Antonio Conte’s downfall in the wake of the 3-3 draw at Southampton with the Spurs chairman instead deciding to appoint assistant boss Cristian Stellini to see out the campaign.

Stellini failed to oversee an improvement in results with the team suffering a 6-1 defeat at Newcastle United in April which saw Levy instead turn to Mason for the second time to lead the first team.

Mason had also acted as interim head coach in 2021 following the sacking of Jose Mourinho just days before the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City.

The report claims that Mason is attracting interest from elsewhere with at least two Championship clubs keen on him, along with one from Europe and a further club in the Middle East.

The 31-year-old had previously spoken publicly about his interest in becoming Tottenham’s head coach on a permanent basis but did not get the position with Levy instead deciding to bring Postecoglou from Celtic on a four-year deal.

He told the Evening Standard in April: “Obviously I’m ready and if that situation happens it obviously means I have done a good job.

But that is obviously in the future of four five six weeks’ time, the immediate thought is the game on Thursday and the game on Sunday.

Tottenham ended the season in eighth place in the Premier League table and will not feature in European football for the first time in over a decade.
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Mason has a decision to make over his Spurs future

Having been overlooked again, Ryan Mason must now decide whether he is prepared to sit in the background once again at Tottenham or take the leap into management at a Championship club to cut his teeth and prove he is ready for a top flight job in a season or two.

A move abroad at this stage would be a risky proposition for the ex-England international and he must pick his next role carefully if he wants to achieve his aim of managing Spurs in the future.

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