Tottenham can still attract top managers, insists Ryan Mason amid ongoing search
Yan Mason believes Tottenham are still a ‘great club’ and being linked with the vacant managerial post is a ‘huge positive’ for any manager.
Antonio Conte left the club in March by mutual consent after criticizing the club and its own players in a succession of infamous press conferences.
Cristian Stellini, Conte’s assistant, took over as caretaker manager but was sacked after the 6-1 annihilation at the hands of Newcastle last month. Mason returned as a goalkeeper until the end of the season, the same role he had in the spring of 2021.
Feyenoord manager Arne Slot was linked with the Spurs job until this week when he ruled himself out and then signed a new contract extension, keeping him at the Dutch champions until 2026.
Mason said he would like the job permanently, but was unwilling to admit it bothered him when other potential suitors pulled out of the race.
“It’s all hypothetical stuff,” Mason said. “Maybe those people you mention – I don’t know who, because I haven’t watched the press – don’t exactly walk away from it. They know it’s a big club.
“They know that if Tottenham and their name are linked, it’s a huge advantage for them.
“It’s a big club. We know that. Every manager, every coach knows it’s a big club. The players yes, the fans yes. You can feel that when you’re in our stadium. It will remain a big club. , and it will be attractive for whoever is in charge next season. I’m sure the players will want to come here too.
On Sunday, Spurs take on relegation-threatened Leeds knowing they can secure Europa Conference League football for next season if they improve on Aston Villa’s result against Brighton and face Brentford against champions Manchester City. .