In his latest press conference, Ryan Mason has been asked about his future at Tottenham Hotspur and whether he would remain at the club as a coach if a new manager comes in above him.
Ryan Mason is currently the Acting Head Coach at Tottenham, after taking over from Cristian Stellini as interim manager until the end of the season.
Spurs are still hunting for a permanent manager since parting ways with Antonio Conte at the end of March, with multiple names being mentioned as possible candidates for the role.
Feyenoord’s Arne Slot appears to be one of the frontrunners at the moment (Telegraph). Julian Nagelsmann was mooted but the club announced they would not be pursuing the German any longer (Evening Standard).
Xabi Alonso was also thought to be in the running, but he recently confirmed he would be staying with Bayer Leverkusen until the end of his contract (BILD Leverkusen).
Mason himself has been very open about his own ambitions to take on the role full-time (Daily Mail).
Whether that happens or not remains to be seen, but another question that needs answering is what Mason’s role would look like at Spurs if he is not given the job permanently.
He told Football.London: “I’m really not thinking about next season. If my attention goes to six or seven weeks’ time, I’d be very stupid to take my eye off the ball now.
“I’m aware of the situation now. I know me and my team are doing the best we can, we’re doing good.
“Whatever happens in the summer or next season, there are definitely decisions to be made but at this moment in time we don’t know what they’ll be.”
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I do hope Mason would stick around if a new manager comes in, but I could understand him wanting to move on and get a managerial role elsewhere too if the opportunity arose.
He is a talented young coach and a valued member of this club, but he deserves the chance to shine, too.
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