Ryan Mason has insisted that the Tottenham job still remains extremely attractive to top managers, insisting that it should be a privilege for anyone to manage the Lilywhites.
Arne Slot‘s decision to reject Tottenham’s approach and stay with Feyenoord has raised some question marks about how attractive the hotseat at N17 is, especially after the events of 2021 when the club were seemingly rejected by a whole host of candidates (Evening Standard).
The Athletic revealed on Thursday that sources in the game have said that the job is perceived by some as a ‘manager’s graveyard’ following the recent failings of Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte.
The report also suggested that the lack of a clear structure in place after Fabio Paratici‘s resignation and the uncertainty over Harry Kane‘s future may cause some managers to think twice about taking the job.
However, Mason believes that Tottenham remains a special club to coach, given the history associated with the side.
When asked if the job is still attractive for elite managers, the interim Spurs head coach responded (via Charlie Eccleshare): “Absolutely. The history. It’s Tottenham Hotspur. It’s a big club. Anyone here should feel the privilege and honour to represent this badge, If they don’t they shouldn’t be here, simple as that.”
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There is no doubt that some elite managers might think twice about taking the job, given the struggles of Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte.
However, there is no doubt that the role remains extremely attractive and plenty of top coaches will fancy their chances of getting the team back on track over.
It is worth pointing out Conte accepted the job just 18 months ago and Slot himself, by all accounts, was quite keen on the role.
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