Despite being turned down by numerous managers for the Tottenham job, acting manager Ryan Mason had other ideas.
The Spurs job has been without a manager for two months now. Since the sacking of Antonio Conte in March, Spurs have struggled to appoint a permanent manager and have yet to identify a candidate.
Julian Nagelsmann, Luis Enrique, Mauricio Pochettino, Xabi Alonso and Roberto De Jervi have all been linked with the job, but for a variety of reasons they have rejected Spurs and left the race.먹튀검증
More recently, even managers outside of Europe’s top five leagues have turned down the job.
Feyenoord boss Arne Slott had emerged as a favourite after reports suggested he was positive about becoming Tottenham’s next manager, but the club later announced that Slott had signed a new contract with Feyenoord at an increased salary. Celtic boss Enzi Postecoglou, who had been tipped as a possible candidate, has also turned down the job.
In the meantime, Mason has suggested that the spate of managerial rejections reported in the media may not be true.
“Mason laughed bitterly when asked about the stories of managers turning down Tottenham,” the British outlet Football London reported on 27 July.
According to the report, Mason sided with Spurs, giving his own thoughts on the recent media reports of rejections.
He said: “These are all fictitious stories. I don’t know who it was because I don’t read the press, but they may not realise they are being mentioned. The managers know that Tottenham is a big club and they know that it’s a very positive thing to have their name associated with Tottenham,” he said, suggesting that the reports of rejections may not be true.
“Every manager knows that Tottenham is a big club. The players know it, the fans know it. We will remain a big club and we will be an attractive club for whoever is in charge next season. I’m sure the players will want to come to Tottenham,” he said, expressing his affection for the club where he was a player and coach.
As for the club’s recent struggles, Mason blames too many changes in style and a lack of direction for the club’s recent struggles.
Indeed, Tottenham have struggled in the last three seasons with a number of high-profile managerial changes, with Jose Mourinho, Nuno Espirito Santo and Antonio Conte failing to complete a full season in charge.
“It is clear that in the last two or three years we have played two or three different styles of football. I don’t think it’s been good for the players and the fans,” he said. “It’s been difficult for anyone to settle, we’ve lost players and staff. It’s had a huge impact on us moving forward,” he said, explaining that the change caused by frequent managerial changes has been a poison.
Meanwhile, he emphasised the importance of moving forward. “Moving forward is really important and you can see that in the Premier League and other leagues. I want to make sure people know who Tottenham are,” he said, vowing to rebuild the team.
Some have suggested that Mason may be using different rhetoric to convey his genuine commitment to Spurs and his desire to take the reins, having repeatedly stated since his appointment as acting manager in April that he was ready for the job. It’s clear that he’s as sincere about Spurs as he is about himself.
With the club struggling to find a manager and unable to plan for next season, fans will be disappointed if Mason fails to fulfil his promise.