Forced to retire from playing at the age of 26 with a skull fracture that required major surgery and left him with metal plates and 28 screws in his head, Ryan Mason has been preparing for a coaching career ever since.
Working under Antonio Conte and Christian Stellini at his former club Tottenham Hotspur, the 31-year-old suddenly had the chance to lead the team after two Italians received marching orders one after the other.
Mason’s first test is a big one: a game against Manchester United on Thursday, in which his team needs to shake off the horrors of a 6-1 defeat to Newcastle a few days ago.
🗣️ I’m ready.
Ryan Mason feels ready to be Tottenham boss ⚪️✅ pic.twitter.com/1CYavZm9uB
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) April 26, 2023