Graham Roberts is delighted at the rumours that Ryan Mason is set to ‘stay’ on at Tottenham Hotspur and be part of Ange Postecoglou’s coaching staff.
Over the years, Ryan Mason has worked with Tottenham’s academy and also been part of the coaching staff, most-recently under Antonio Conte.
After being put in interim charge on a few occasions by Daniel Levy, some thought he would now want to become his own man, but Roberts was delighted to hear that the 31-year-old is going to stay put and work under new boss, Ange Postecoglou, as he posted on Twitter.
“Fantastic news, Ryan Mason looks like (he is) staying on,” said Roberts. “Alasdair Gold has spoken to a lot of current players who really like him. Lots to look forward to under Ange.
On if it would be good for Mason to take a first-team job: “No, his education will be more under Ange.
“Also very important we have someone who knows current players and can tell Ange some info he will not be aware of.”
The season didn’t end as Mason would have liked with Spurs missing out on European football altogether despite comfortably beating Leeds United on the final day.
But that wasn’t the reason why they finished eighth because the damage had already been done months and months before.
Mason also has to take responsibility because he was on the coaching field as well, but it will be interesting to see how his game grows now he will be working under an attack-minded coach.Mason to be Tottenham coach in the future?
There were some suggestions that the gig was going to be handed to Mason prior to Postecoglou’s arrival.
The Englishman himself even expressed that he wanted the role, so it’s interesting that he’s not taking a first-team job elsewhere in order to build himself up.
After just turning 30, he has years and years left in his locker to become a manager one day and some feel, if he does the business elsewhere, then the Tottenham job will be his in years to come.