Tottenham are set for an enormous change following the sacking of Jose Mourinho, simply days earlier than the Carabao Cup last in opposition to Manchester Metropolis.
The departure of the Portuguese boss additionally comes amidst a seismic shift to the European soccer panorama, with Spurs amongst 12 golf equipment saying they had been becoming a member of a brand new European Tremendous Cup.
In each change, significantly ones of this calibre, there’s all the time a lingering feeling of uncertainty – which has been cranked up tenfold because of the fallout of Sunday’s extraordinarily unpopular announcement.
Spurs followers do have one thing nearer to residence to take consolation in although, with Ryan Mason succeeding Mourinho because the membership’s interim supervisor.
The 29-year-old progressed by the ranks at Tottenham, spending eight years on the membership as a senior participant, earlier than transferring onto Hull Metropolis – the place he spent the ultimate two years of his profession earlier than a critical head harm resulted in early retirement.
He returned to Spurs in April 2018, becoming a member of the teaching workers and was made the official academy coach for the Beneath-19 UEFA Youth League aspect in July 2019, then turning into head of participant growth in August final 12 months.
Now, Mason is about to steer Spurs into this week’s Premier League conflict in opposition to Southampton and doubtlessly the Carabao Cup last in opposition to Manchester Metropolis.
Whereas Mason has been silent on his new place, with remark from the membership restricted after Mourinho’s dismissal and the European Tremendous League fallout, followers will love his exercise on social media.
Three weeks in the past, Mason reminisced and confirmed his Spurs roots with a reminiscence on the opening of Spurs’ new stadium and taking his son, George, onto the sector for the primary time.
Not solely does it present how intently tied to the membership he’s however it additionally supplies encouragement that Spurs might be lead by somebody who has the membership’s historical past very a lot in thoughts – integral amid the present off-field soccer politics.