Tottenham appoints Ryan Mason as interim head coach
Tottenham have appointed Ryan Mason as interim head coach until the end of the season.
Jose Mourinho was sacked by Tottenham on Monday after 17 months in charge, six days before the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City; Mason will be joined by Chris Powell and Nigel Gibbs as interim assistant head coaches
Jose Mourinho was sacked on Monday after 17 months in charge, six days before the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) April 20, 2021
Former Spurs and Hull midfielder Mason, who was forced to retire from playing in 2018, steps up from his role as head of player development at the club.
Chris Powell and Nigel Gibbs will assist him, while Ledley King stays on as a first-team coach and former goalkeeper Michel Vorm also returned to the club as a goalkeeping coach.
It is understood Mason has been put in charge because he is considered by the club to be close to many senior members of the squad, as well as impressing as an academy coach and then the head of player development.
His first game in charge is a Premier League match with Southampton on Wednesday, before leading his boyhood club out at Wembley on Sunday in the Carabao Cup final.