Ryan Mason was only officially announced as the new interim Spurs head coach today, 24 hours after Jose Mourinho was sacked from his position in North London.
Many connected with Spurs already know Mason’s story, coming through the academy into the first team before eventually leaving for Hull City and retiring early due to a head injury.
It is a true fairytale story in the midst of dark times for football and Tottenham. Of course, as Mason grew up, the Lilywhites were looking to fight for their place in Europe, whether that be the Champions League or Europa League.
However, it was revealed this week that Tottenham Hotspur had signed up, along with the five other ‘big six’ clubs in the Premier League, to break away and form the ‘European Super League’.
This has, of course, been met with backlash this week and Mason was inevitably asked about the situation. Predictably, since the 29-year-old has only been in the job five minutes, he had very little to add on the matter.
He said (Dan Kilpatrick): “I need to know all the info. I don’t know what the fans’ reaction has been. I don’t know anything about the situation for me to even comment on fans, the football club, anything.”
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