It has been quite the 24 hours for young Ryan Mason after Tottenham took the decision to sack Jose Mourinho and name him the interim boss for the rest of the season.
In fact, the official announcement from Tottenham Hotspur about Mason taking over only came this morning, moving from his old position of head of player development in the academy.
It was also confirmed that Chris Powell would be assisting Mason in the job, after previously working at the head of academy coaching, while Nigel Gibbs will also be a part of the coaching team.
Not only this, but two recent former players in Ledley King and Michel Vorm will be on Mason’s team as coaches.
It will be quite the baptism of fire for Mason as he faces his first Premier League game in charge tomorrow night against Southampton, followed by a cup final on Sunday against Man City.
When asked what his Tottenham side will look like, Mason said (Dan Kilpatrick): “I want us to be brave, to be aggressive. To play like Tottenham Hotspur.
“This isn’t about me, my ego. All I care about is this football club. Tottenham Hotspur football club is the most important thing.”
He added: “It’s no secret that I love this club. To spend 20 years of my 29 years involved…it’s in my heart, my blood. I’ve always felt a massive connection with the fans. I’ve always felt loved. I’ll give my all to this group of players to win matches. I feel immense pride.”
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