Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Ryan Fraser is currently the caretaker manager at the club as the North London giants look to bring in a permanent replacement for Antonio Conte.
Managers like Julian Nagelsmann and Luis Enrique have been linked with the job in recent weeks and it remains to be seen who comes in to replace the Italian manager at the end of the season.
Conte was dismissed earlier this season after his public outburst criticising the club hierarchy and the players for their lack of ambition.
Spurs will be expected to bring in a proven manager who will help them compete for major trophies in the coming season.
Journalist Chalie Eccleshare has now revealed that 31-year-old Ryan Mason is quite excited about managing Tottenham and the players really like him.
“Mason clearly is brimming with ideas and he’s fizzing with energy. He’s excited by this and is really relishing being able to put his ideas over to the players, and they, from everything I’m told, they really like him and they’ve been really impressed with him, but ultimately he needs to get results,” Eccleshare said on The View from the Lane podcast.
However, it seems highly likely that Spurs will offer him the job on a permanent basis. Mason has previously admitted that he wants to manage Tottenham and he is ready to take on the challenge.
The 31-year-old might be a talented manager, but he is not proven at this level. He might develop into a quality manager in the near future, but appointing him as the long-term successor of Antonio Conte would be a major gamble for Tottenham right now.
With the futures of key players like Harry Kane on the line, Tottenham cannot afford to take any chances. They must send out a statement with their next managerial appointment and a proven winner should be the top priority.
Spurs are likely to miss out on Champions League qualification this season and they need someone who can get them back into the top four immediately. The new manager will also have to be able to convince key players like Kane to continue at the club beyond this summer.