Tottenham announced on Tuesday that it has hired its former midfielder Ryan Mason as interim coach until the end of this season to replace José Mourinho, who the London club fired on Monday. Mason, only 29 years old, thus becomes the youngest manager in Tottenham history. And the first under the age of 30 to lead a team in a Premier match.
And it is that Mason will debut in front of Tottenham already this Wednesday in the game against Southampton and then nothing less than the final of the English League Cup awaits him next Sunday against Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City. In the event of a victory for the Spurs, it would be the first title they have won since 2008 (also the League Cup).
“We have great faith in this very talented squad of players. A cup final and six Premier matches await us and now we will focus on making a great season finale, ”said Daniel Levy, Tottenham president, this Tuesday in an official statement.
Ryan Mason retired as a player in 2018 due to a fracture
Mason therefore begins with a record on the Spurs bench as he is already their youngest coach. He ended his playing career in 2018 on medical advice, as he was unable to recover from a fracture after a head collision with an opponent in 2017. Ryan Mason has been working with the Tottenham academy players.
Mourinho, who has managed Tottenham since November 2019, was sacked on Monday, following a 2-2 win against Everton on Friday. The Spurs are seventh in the Premier, 5 points behind West Ham, 4th, and the Champions zone.