Ryan Mason is a likeable bloke. As per Harry Winks, his unaffected haircut and the thankful absence of utterly meaningless inky squiggles over every spare inch of him encouraged me to warm to him.
Regular readers will know I lack any politically correct credentials and in this seminal age of snowflakery have been chastised by idiots for essentially being evil on various levels…
8 years Ryan Mason was at Spurs and sadly they produced nothing of any consequence, yet he was likeable enough in the manner that he played that I was guilty of wanting to see him be given more starting XI berths – but that was just foolish wishing. The gaffer and the coaches watch the players all week long every week and thefore they have a better hold upon whom to select.
Pochettino tips Mason for a second career as a coach. At Spurs.
Based upon what I wonder? Maybe Pocheroonie is just a bad tipster, he did after all also suggest that Marcus Edwards was the next Lionel Messi – a prediction that looks wildly off beam given the lad’s apparent inability to mix well with others.
Black coaches exist, but the list isn’t a long one. Which reflects strangely in terms of numbers when one considers just how many black and mixed ethnicity players there are and how many of them are straightforwardly dynamite at playing football.
The question is, why is the conversion rate of non white players into management so low and why are there so few non white managers generally?
Scott Parker has found himself a coaching job at Spurs – and the suggestion is that Mason could follow a similar path. Now just like I never saw why Mason didn’t get picked very often to start for Spurs, I’m equally struggling to get me head around this mooted ascent into management.
Scott Parker’s elevation has been nothing short of utterly baffling. What a man who trademarked the 180° turn has to impart to youth players is beyond my imagination.
EDIT: I’ve just been reminded of that other piece of white junk; Tim Sherwood. Who too deserves a mention as possibly the biggest splodge of white pus to have ‘earned’ high office in football. His CV features relegating two sides and sneering quite a lot.
Am I suggesting that there should be a ‘non-white quota’ when it comes to coaching recruitment? Clearly not or I would have said so and I haven’t. Meritocracy or death is the only way.
However what I am saying is simply this, Spurs have had an abysmal track record with their coaching staff. No continuity, no achievement, the Academy lads are hopelessly languishing in the doldrums of their divisions and the conveyor belt of talent the Bald Weirdo alluded to at the NASDAQ Event last year was a total lie. Hokum. Jive. Made up.
Might it be time for Spurs, operating in a sport awash with so many seemingly endemically unpleasant cultures, to look beyond the next whitey hovering about outside Hotspur Way?