Following Jose Mourinho’s sacking, former Spurs player Mason takes charge as interim manager for the remainder of the season
Tottenham Hotspur have appointed Ryan Mason as interim manager for the remainder of the 2020-21 season. This comes after Jose Mourinho was sacked from his position as Tottenham manager on Monday after only 17 months in charge. Mason is a well-known name in the Tottenham family. He had progressed through the youth ranks at the club before playing for the first team. He later moved to Hull City.
Mason, 29, now steps up from his role as head of player development at the club. Tottenham said in a statement, “Following the departure of Jose Mourinho, we can now confirm that Ryan Mason will take charge as Interim Head Coach for the remainder of the season.
“Ryan will be joined by Chris Powell and Nigel Gibbs as Interim Assistant Head Coaches and Michel Vorm as Interim Goalkeeping Coach. Ledley King will continue in his role as First Team Assistant.”
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) April 20, 2021
After Mourinho’s departure, Mason took training on Monday. His first match in charge will be against Southampton in the Premier League on Wednesday before the pivotal Carabao Cup final against Manchester City at Wembley on Sunday.
Chairman Daniel Levy said, “We have great belief in this squad of talented players. We have a cup final and six Premier League games ahead of us and we shall now focus all our energies on achieving a strong finish to the season.”
Ryan went out on loan many times during his stay at Tottenham as a player. It took a while for him to play regularly for Spurs before moving to Hull City in 2016. However, Mason suffered a fractured skull during his time at Hull that forced him to retire almost a year later.