Tottenham Hotspur have officially announced that Ryan Mason will take up the role of Academy Coach and has the responsibility for the club’s Under-19 UEFA Youth League side.
Mason saw his playing career cruelly come to an abrupt end at the age of 26 as a result of the fractured skull he suffered against Chelsea in 2017.
The midfielder who came through the ranks at Spurs before moving to Hull City had to have surgery after a clash of heads with defender Gary Cahill and after undergoing surgery was advised to hang up his boots (Sky).
He is just one of a series of appointments including former Portsmouth and West Ham United player Matt Taylor who is the new Under-18s Coach.
Taylor, who played over 600 games during his career had most recently been working as a player-coach for League Two outfit Swindon Town.
Nigel Gibbs returns to the club to take over as Assistant Head of Player Development, Under-17 to Under-23, while there are also role changes for former academy players Chris Riley and Troy Archibald-Henville who will support academy development.
It is great to see Ryan Mason rewarded for his efforts with an official position within the club’s academy which is no doubt close to his heart after coming through the ranks himself.
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