Daniel Levy could repeat something he has already done as Tottenham Hotspur’s managerial chase takes a new turn …
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According to the Sunday Mirror (May 2, 2021, page 69), current interim boss Ryan Mason is under consideration for the vacant Spurs job on a permanent basis.
The 29-year-old, who has been appointed on a temporary basis to replace Jose Mourinho until the end of the season, is believed to be now a real contender as he is increasingly convinced that giving him the job would appease the fan base.
They also claim that Daniel Levy and the Spurs hierarchy have not given up on hopes of winning over Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers while Roberto Martinez and Nuno Santo are also on his shortlist.
Do you want to give Mason the job permanently?
Shades of Jol
It would certainly be a bold and interesting move, but we shouldn’t be surprised if it comes to fruition as has happened before in N17.
Martin Jol was never Assumed to become manager of Spurs, he kind of fell on his knees.
In the summer of 2004, the Dutchman was appointed assistant manager to Jacques Santini, but the Frenchman quickly resigned after only 13 appearances in charge and Jol was confirmed as the next head coach.
Mason’s playing career was tragically cut short and after going through the Hotspur Way academy system, the North London team offered him a chance to forge a career as a coach.
He first joined in 2018 before being named U19 academy coach in 2019, then head of U17 to U23 player development in August 2020. It says a lot that Levy has given him such a huge role, though. that there is clearly a natural progression going on. at.
Under his tenure so far, Spurs have won two out of every two Premier League games and lost the Carabao Cup final, so it’s not the worst start imaginable, especially since this last opportunity wasn’t as his second game as senior management.
Former Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has already supported Mason to have a great future in management. He told the club’s official website in 2018 (via the metro):
“He’s going to be great in football and he’s going to be a manager or whatever he wants to do because he’s such a smart person. He has a football brain. He has been successful in football as a player and he is going to be successful in whatever he wants to do in the future.
Praise indeed and just a little glimpse into why Levy might really consider him full-time. Mason, unlike many candidates, at least knows what the football club means.
Whether it’s the right move or not remains to be seen, but you won’t call Jol’s time a complete disaster, so maybe Spurs could sense the nuances of the Dutchman returning to the club by hiring a former staff member. coaches directly on the seat.
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