A new report has shed some light on what the future may hold for Ryan Mason, and whether he is likely to stay at Tottenham Hotspur under a new manager or move on and become a head coach elsewhere.
It has been a tumultuous time at Tottenham this season, to say the least. Antonio Conte left the club in a whirlwind at the end of March, and was replaced by his former assistant, Cristian Stellini.
Stellini’s tenure came to an end abruptly after the 6-1 defeat against Newcastle United. He was then replaced by Ryan Mason, who took over as Acting Head Coach until the end of the season.
Although results didn’t really improve under Mason, there was a marked improvement in the attitude and performances of the players. However, it is still increasingly likely a new full-time manager will come in this summer and pick up where the young coach left off.
In a report from The Athletic, it is suggested Mason could still have a future at Tottenham despite the expected arrival of a new manager, but whether he will want to stay or not is a different matter.
Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou is looking likely to be offered the top job at Spurs in the near future (Football Insider).
If that is the case, it is suspected the Australian will not bring his own coaching staff with him, which would mean there would “very much be a vacancy” for Mason.
At present, it is thought “nothing has been decided” on Mason’s future, and the Spurs man is currently taking some time off now the season has concluded.
As for next steps, Mason is set to “weigh up his options” and have a discussion with Daniel Levy about where he fits in at the club.
The report claims Mason “sees himself as a head coach” and suggests that if he were to stay at Tottenham Hotspur beyond this summer, many would be “surprised”.
It is said that clubs in the Championship and across Europe are already showing interest in the young manager ahead of the summer.
Spurs Web Opinion
I would absolutely expect Mason to be in line for a head coach role somewhere soon, and I would not blame him for moving on.
He may be young, but he is ambitious and needs to test himself fully as a manager. I can see him getting a gig in the Championship for sure.