Ryan Mason speaks out on his long-term future at Tottenham
According to Daily Mail, Ryan Mason insists that he has not held talks with Daniel Levy on his long-term future at Tottenham. He has only kept the next game in mind and wants to see out the season as Spurs keep on their hunt for a new full-time manager.
Mason, a former Tottenham midfielder, had to retire after a horrific skull injury. However, the 29-year-old had been working as a youth coach at the club when he got the call from Daniel Levy to take over on an interim basis following the sacking of Jose Mourinho last month.
In what is his first job as manager, Mason has now overseen three games, winning two of those, although Tottenham did lose the big against Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final. Nevertheless, the team’s performance in the wins against Southampton as well as Sheffield United has been encouraging.
As Spurs continue their search for a more long-term option for the hot seat, Ryan Mason spoke on his own future regarding his current position.
‘I’ve always had a very good relationship with the chairman. As a player, I returned as a coach, he’s also given me the responsibility to lead this club. We speak. He’s a good man, he cares immensely about the football club. He wants what’s best and we have a good relationship.
All we’ve spoke about is the next game. It really has been the next game. It has to be. There can’t be any thought of the summer or next season. If you take your eye off the moment… the next game is important for the club, the players, the fans, the chairman, everyone.’
Spurs have four games remaining in the league and they can still make it into the top four. However, that would point to the question of whether Mason should be given the job on a permanent basis. Nonetheless, he has ruled out any such speculation.
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While the optimism is understandable, Spurs need to be careful with who they appoint. Ryan Mason is still learning the ropes and handing him the job might be too big a gamble. For now, the club are still looking at some of the names available out there.