The former Spurs midfielder joined the club’s coaching staff two months after retiring from the game due to a fractured skull, and he was made the official academy coach for the Under-19 UEFA Youth League side in July 2019.
Mason became Tottenham’s head of player development (under-17 to under-23) in August 2020 and will be looking to prove himself over the course of the next seven games.
The Spurs academy graduate will be in charge of some of his former teammates and he has insisted that his relationship with them for now will be professional.
Tottenham striker Harry Kane played with his new boss, and he has taken to Twitter to react thus to his appointment:
Having come through the academy together I know how much it will mean to @RyanMason to take charge of the team for the rest of the season. We’ll give him everything we’ve got for these next 7 games. pic.twitter.com/zApulzZMT8
— Harry Kane (@HKane) April 21, 2021