Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed Ryan Mason will be in caretaker charge until the end of the season following
the sacking of Jose Mourinho.
Mourinho was relieved of his duties on Monday following a disappointing run of form which has seen Spurs drop out of the race for the top four.
The 29-year-old former Spurs and Hull midfielder, 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 Michel Vorm returns to the club as a goalkeeping coach.
Mason is thrown in at the deep end as his first game in charge is a Premier League match with Southampton on Wednesday, while he will also lead his boyhood club out at Wembley on Sunday in the League Cup final against Manchester City.
Spurs drew their last match under Mourinho 2-2 against Everton at Goodison Park on Friday, a result that leaves them seventh in the table, five points behind fourth-laced West Ham.
Chairman Daniel Levy said on the official website: "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."
After joining the club as an eight-year-old, Mason played 70 times for Spurs between 2008 and 2016 before moving to Hull.
However, just six months into his stay at the Tigers he suffered a fractured skull that eventually forced him to retire 12 months later.
He returned to Spurs soon after in a coaching capacity and was named as the club's head of player development in the summer of 2019.
Everton 2 Spurs 2: player ratings
EVERTON RATINGS: Jordan Pickford: 6 – Unable to do much for both Kane goals, which were both finished well. Made routine saves and distributed well for Everton. Getty
Mason Holgate: 4 – One of the two players at fault for the first and second goal, getting on his knees attempting a diving header after Keane’s misjudged header and allowing Kane a simple finish for the first. The second goal was a mistake between the two again, putting it on a plate for Kane. Reuters
Michael Keane: 4 - Misjudged flight of the ball for first goal, leaving Kane time and space to get a shot off. The England defender made a mistake again later in the game to let Spurs draw level. PA
Ben Godfrey: 7 – Performed well, defending well one-on-one on the right flank, often winning individual battles against Reguillon in the first half. AP
Lucas Digne: 6 – The 27-year-old had a quiet game and wasn’t able to influence the proceedings as much usual. Reuters
Allan: 6 – The Brazilian offered vital cover in the midfield, picking up positions that stopped Kane dropping between the lines to receive the ball. AFP
Tom Davies: 6 - Walked a fine line after a 21st-minute yellow, but still offered enough cover centrally with his midfield partner. Reuters
James Rodriguez: 7 – Pulled the strings for Everton, showing his quality on the ball throughout. Won the penalty that pulled the Toffees level, drawing a challenge from Reguillon. Reuters
Alex Iwobi: 6 – The 24-year-old had a very quiet evening, rarely receiving the ball or threatening like his Everton teammates, which resulted in a substitution after the hour mark. Reuters
Gylfi Sigurdsson: 8 - Sigurdsson converted from the spot to bring Everton level in the first half and then scored his second just after the hour mark with a brilliant finish. His attacking prowess caused Spurs problems throughout and his two goals rounded off the performance. AP
Richarlison: 6 – The forward’s running on the ball caused problems for the Tottenham backline but he was unable to take the two big chances presented to him, one in each half, from dangerous positions. Reuters
SUBS: Seamus Coleman (Iwobi 61’) – 7 - Made an instant impact off the bench, crossing the ball in for Sigurdsson’s second goal and offering attacking intent for the home side. Reuters
Josh King (Davies 83’) – N/R – The forward came off the bench as a last roll of the dice for Everton to win the game. Had one big opportunity to score but Lloris prevented the Norwegian. AFP
TOTTENHAM RATINGS: Hugo Lloris: 7 – Was unable to prevent the penalty, but made a save from Richarlison in the first half that kept Spurs level. The goalkeeper was also unable to prevent Sigurdsson’s second sweetly struck goal, but he made a vital stop late on to prevent King. AFP
Joe Rodon: 6 – The Welshman looked shaky at times. He was unable to deal with the runs made by Everton players, particularly Richarlison. Reuters
Toby Alderweireld: 6 – Lost track of Sigurdsson for his second goal, allowing him the time and space to score. The defender had an otherwise quiet night at the back. Reuters
Eric Dier: 6 – The 27-year-old had a solid game, offering support when coming out with the ball on the left-hand-side. The defender may have been able to take a better position to stop the ball landing for Sigurdsson for the second goal. AP
Sergio Reguillon: 5 – The Spaniard had a tough evening on the left, giving away a penalty from a clumsy challenge and he wasn’t able to impact the game offensively, with Godfrey often getting the better of him. Reuters
Moussa Sissoko: 6 -The midfielder was unable to feed the ball into the feet of Kane centrally throughout the game, though he did have more of an influence when he started to run at the Everton back line. Reuters
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg: 6 – The Dane picked up an early yellow card that could have limited his ball-winning ability, but the midfielder still provided enough protection for his backline. Reuters
Tanguy Ndombele: 6 – The 24-year-old wasn’t able to have the same impact as his attacking midfield counterparts. Ndombele rarely got in positions to receive the ball or make things happen for Tottenham, though his cross - coupled with poor defending from the home side – set up Kane for his first. AP
Serge Aurier: 6 – The wing-back covered the right flank well, showing some attacking intent but also making sure the defensive duties were covered. Reuters
Harry Kane: 7 – The England captain scored his 20th goal of the season that sent him to seventh in the all-time Premier League scoring charts. He scored again in the second half courtesy of a mistake that fell kindly. Came off limping, which will be a concern to Spurs and England fans. Reuters
Heung-Min Son: 6 – Got into one or two dangerous positions but was unable to finish from difficult angles. He was isolated at times, and on one occasion went on a solo run, which deserved a goal. AFP
SUBS: Erik Lamela (For Ndombele 64’) – 6 – Came on to change the dynamic and immediately set up Kane for the second goal. Reuters
Lucas Moura (For Reguillon 64’) – 6 – Had very little impact off the bench, picking the ball up in a few dangerous positions but not changing the game too much. AFP
Dele Alli (For Kane 90’) – N/R – Came on after Kane’s injury and didn’t have enough time on to impact the game. Reuters