Ryan Mason throws hat in the ring for permanent Tottenham manager job as he insists 'I know I’m ready' | The Sun
RYAN MASON has thrown his name into the mix to become the next permanent Tottenham manager.
The former Spurs midfielder was named caretaker boss for the second time three years following the axing of Cristian Stellini.
Mason, 31, has previously taken the role when Jose Mourinho was sacked by the club in 2021 and won four games and lost three including the League Cup final against Manchester City.
And ahead of the start of his second stint in the hot seat, he had declared that he is open to taking the job on a full time basis.
He said: "I feel comfortable, I feel ready.
"'I don't doubt that. You have to be ready and I am ready."
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Mason has been coaching for six years and has had his full focus on he work since retiring from football in 2018 after a severe head injury while playing for Hull City.
He believes that he has more experience than people give him credit for and that he is ready for this stint in charge.
He added: "Probably just confirmation that I'm ready. We handled it well two years ago.
"A lot has happened in two years but I feel fine and feel ready in this situation.
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"I've been coaching for six years, which I think is a long time.
"I've spent a lot of time on grass but, probably more importantly for me, the people I've worked with and come across have accelerated my growth as an individual.
"There are many people I trust and value their opinion in this training center and also outside who I am always in communication with."
Mason missed out on the permanent job in 2021 as the club opted to appoint Nuno Espirito Santo as Mourinho's successor.
But he knows that if he does a good job this time then that situation could occur.
Although his immediate focus is on getting the team ready for Thursday's clash against Manchester United in the Premier League.
He said: "Honestly, for me I feel ready. I know I am ready. If that situation happens, it obviously means we've done a good job.
"That's fast-forwarding four or five weeks. The immediate thought is the game on Thursday and the game on Sunday.
"We've got a big week and a big five weeks before anyone in here starts thinking about that situation."
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