Ryan Mason, the love child of Tottenham Hotspur FC
Mason, the favourite son of Daniel Levy; that is in football terms, not that he had brought him forth from his wife’s womb… oh, no… he came through the Spurs ranks and enjoyed it here so much that he requested to be transferred (because he didn’t want to fight for a first-team place, unlike Harry Kane) and ended up playing for lowly Hull City (no bigger club seemed to want him)… from there he was injured and His football father – Levy – brought him back to wreak friendly joy on the coaching staff.
Mason joined the coaching staff in April 2019. He was made the official academy coach for the Under-19 UEFA Youth League side in July 2019 and then the head of player development (U-17 to U-23) in August 2020.
Then his big day came, the Messiah (at the time) Mourinho was dismissed because Levy was concerned that he might win the League cup and wanted a rookie to take over, virtually guaranteeing that Levy’s one trophy win since taking over the club stayed at “1”. And one it was. Mason was named interim head coach until the end of the season. He won his first match in charge, beating Southampton at home 2–1 on 21 April and then it was downhill all the way. Four days later, after winning his first league game, he helped the club and Levy lose the 2021 EFL Cup Final by a single goal to Manchester City.
He oversaw five more games in charge, winning three and losing two, finishing seventh at the end of the season. Happy times.
On 4 November 2021, following the appointment of Antonio Conte as Head Coach, Mason was promoted to the role of First Team Coach after impressing Antonio Conte during his handling of training sessions all week.
Conte’s other backroom staff are Cristian Stellini, joining as the assistant head coach, Gianluca Conte as the technical and analytics coach, Costantino Coratti, Gian Piero Ventrone and Stefano Bruno as the fitness coaches.
The Daily Mail have said that it was Conte’s decision to promote the child-boy star Mason. This must-have delighted Daniel so much that he and Conte probably became great pals.
Mason took charge of training in the first days after Conte’s appointment with the Italian stallion watching on.
This is obviously great news for Mason and Levy. Levy has now somebody who knows the club’s values and traditions (that is Levy’s values and traditions).
All said, tongue in cheek… we love you, Ryan Mason… just don’t take the reins of the first team.
All the best, Glenn
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