Ryan Mason confirmed as caretaker manager at Tottenham until end of season

Following Mourinho's sacking Monday, former player takes charge ahead of League Cup final against Manchster City on Sunday

Former Spurs player Ryan Mason, centre, has been appointed caretaker manager of the club until the end of the season and will be assisted by Chris Powell, left. Getty
Former Spurs player Ryan Mason, centre, has been appointed caretaker manager of the club until the end of the season and will be assisted by Chris Powell, left. Getty

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.

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Updated: April 20, 2021 02:53 PM

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