Football Insider have claimed that Ryan Mason could emerge as a ‘surprise new contender’ to take over as Tottenham’s permanent head coach.

Mason’s second spell in charge as interim head coach has not got off to an ideal start, with the Lilywhites having drawn against Manchester United at home and lost to Liverpool away.

Ryan Mason

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When the 31-year-old was handed the reins, he did not shy away from declaring that he feels he is ready to take on the job permanently if Spurs offered it to him (Football:London).

Football Insider have now claimed that although Mason has not been mentioned seriously as a contender to replace Antonio Conte, he could shoot up the pecking order of candidates if the team’s performances improve over the coming weeks.

The report states that ‘well-placed sources are not ruling him out of the running’ at this point if he makes a strong impression in the four games that remain this season

The publication asserts that Mason being a close friend and trusted ally of Harry Kane could work in the former midfielder’s favour as the Tottenham chiefs are very mindful of the need to keep the striker happy amid the uncertainty over his future.

Spurs Web Opinion

Even if we play well in all four of the remaining matches and win all of them, I do not think the club would consider giving Mason the job.

It would be an extremely risky appointment and would be seen as one that lacks ambition.

While the 31-year-old could make a fine manager one day, he would likely have to prove his worth elsewhere before becoming a legitimate contender for the Spurs hotseat.

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