The story of Ryan Mason - the man who will fill in the boots of Jose Mourinho till the end of the season
Ryan Mason is tipped to make history today if he ends up leading his boyhood club from the dugout in their crucial Premier League game against Southampton. With Liverpool dropping points against Leeds United, a win would take Tottenham up the table on Goal Difference as they would level on points with 5th placed Liverpool. The ex-Spurs players has been appointed as interim boss of the club following Mourinho’s sacking.
Who is Ryan Mason?
Ryan Glen Mason (born 13 June 1991) is an English former professional footballer who played as a midfielder. Mason progressed through the youth ranks at Tottenham Hotspur and made his first team debut in 2008. He further went on to make his Premier League debut in 2014 after multiple loan stints to teams like Yeovil Town, Doncaster Rovers, Millwall, Lorient and Swindon Town.
After establishing himself in the Tottenham first team squad, he made his full international debut for England in March 2015. Mason moved to Hull City in 2016 for a club record fee, where he suffered a fractured skull in January 2017 in a match against Chelsea. After a prolonged treatment and on the advice of medical specialists, he retired from competitive football in February 2018.
When did Ryan Mason return to Spurs
Ryan Mason returned to the North London club as an assistant coach for the u19 team. The club announced on its official website that Ryan Mason has assumed a new role at Spurs as an official coach with the academy, assuming responsibility for the U19 UEFA Youth League squad beginning with the 2019-20 season.
👤 U18s Coach: @Official_MattT
👤 Academy Coach: @RyanMason
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) July 8, 2019
Mason spent the entire 2018 working in a coaching role with the academy while he worked on his coaching badges.
In August 2020, Ryan Mason was promoted to Head of Player Development which got an upstanding response by the Spurs Fanbase. It was clear that Ryan Mason was a fan favourite and was Tottenham through and through.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 13, 2020
Obviously we don’t know what Tottenham Hotspur will look like when they walk out at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium against Southampton tonight with little to know about Ryan Mason’s playing style but in an interview he did mention that his footballing ideologies are very similar to Mauricio Pochettino , but I think it’s safe to expect that the line up and tactics are going to be markedly different under Ryan Mason than they were under Mourinho. Spurs also have always had a puncher’s chance against Manchester City in the finals of the Carabao Cup this weekend, and who knows — a “new manager bounce” might be just what Spurs need to put up a spirited effort to try and lift their first trophy since 2008 something Ryan Mason would be striving for.
Resurgence of 5 Players
Gareth Bale and Steven Bergwijn have been fighting for the same spot since the season began but even the competition has not been able to get the best out of both the players, maybe a new managerial style and a new system be able to get the best out of them.
Harry Winks has been shunned out of the Spurs team for huge chunks this season, the sacking of Jose Mourinho might give Harry Winks another chance. Mason is aware of Winks’s quality having played with him during his Hull City days.
Another players who would profit from the sacking of Jose Mourinho would be Dele Alli and Danny Rose, the Englishmen have completely been excluded from the Portuguese’s plans since early this season. They have the most points to prove with the Euro 2020 coming soon.