The Daily Express have revealed that Ryan Mason has been put on standby by Tottenham to potentially take charge of pre-season training, as the club continue to search for Jose Mourinho’s replacement.
Mason was handed the interim head coach job until the end of the season after Jose Mourinho was sacked in April, with the 29-year-old becoming the youngest ever manager to take charge of a Premier League game.
While Spurs did employ a more front-foot, attacking style of play under Mason, some of the results, including the 2-1 loss to Villa at home and the 3-1 loss to Leeds at Elland Road, raised alarm bells.
Tottenham have held talks with a whole host of candidates over the past couple of months but are yet to confirm Mourinho’s successor.
The Express have now explained that should the North London club not have a head coach in place by the time the players report for pre-season on July 5, Mason will take charge of training.
The former Spurs midfielder will once again be accompanied by Chris Powell, Nigel Gibbs, Michel Vorm and Ledley King in putting the squad through their paces if an appointment is not confirmed in the next ten days.
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One of the issues with delaying the appointment for so long is that it could now prove difficult to hire someone who already has a job.
Brighton might not be willing to let Potter go just ten days before the start of pre-season as they would not have sufficient time to bring in a replacement. That could be part of the reason why we seem to have settled on Nuno.
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