Ryan Mason insists the Tottenham job is appealing to EVERY manager, despite Erik ten Hag, Brendan Rodgers and Julian Nagelsmann being out of the running … interim boss says Spurs boast the ‘best stadium, the best training ground and fantastic players’
- Spurs dealt another blow in the search for a manager to succeed Mourinho
- Ajax coach Ten Hag chose to sign a new contract with the Dutch side on Friday
- Top pick Nagelsmann and Rodgers also turned out to be out of reach
Ryan Mason insists that the job at Tottenham remains a hugely attractive proposition for any manager, despite the fact that the North Londoners see a third management goal dropped.
Ajax coach Erik Ten Hag has chosen to sign a new contract with the elected national champion on Friday.
Ten Hag was the last name in the crosshairs of Spurs to permanently succeed Jose Mourinho after top pick Julian Nagelsmann chose Bayern Munich of RB Leipzig and Brendan Rodgers of Leicester also proved out of reach.
Ryan Mason insists that the job at Tottenham remains a hugely attractive proposition for any manager
Interim manager head coach Mason said, “I haven’t heard anything. I closed myself off to it. But listen, this is Tottenham Hotspur football club. People will always be interested.
‘In my opinion, we have the best stadium in the world. And also in my opinion the best training complex in the world. It is a fantastic group of players and a fantastic fan base.
So of course it will appeal to everyone. It’s a great football club. I’m probably biased because I feel passionate about it. But it is also a big football club. ‘
Confirming the decision of Nagelsmann and Rodgers, who once again insisted that he stay in Leicester this week, has placed Ten Hag on the Spurs list.
Chairman Daniel Levy was hit hard on Friday in his search for a new Spurs boss
They held talks via Zoom this week before the Dutchman met with Ajax officials on Thursday, and they activated an option to secure him until 2023.
Ten Hag said: ‘I don’t want to rule that out [Spurs] could have happened, but I know what I have here. ‘
Chairman Daniel Levy, who has not yet officially offered the job to anyone, would be willing to push the boat out for the right candidate, for example if there was a change in Rodgers’ situation and he became more accessible.
Although, in addition to wanting to pre-euro an appointment, cost will also be a factor after the expensive hiring and firing of Mauricio Pochettino and Jose Mourinho.
Ajax boss Erik ten Hag reached agreement on a contract extension with the Dutch giants on Friday morning
Ten Hag’s previous deal was due to expire in 2022, meaning the costs involved in appointing him before he would commit his future to Ajax.
The unemployed and experienced Ralf Rangnick will now also address that front. As well as Scott Parker from Fulham and Graham Potter from Brighton.
Both earn significantly less than Mourinho who was paid at Spurs in the region of £ 10 million a year.
English boss Gareth Southgate and Belgian Roberto Martinez will not be available until after the euro. Southgate is also keen to lead his country at next year’s World Cup.
Julian Nagelsmann, tied with Bayern Munich, was the early favorite to take over at Tottenham
Spurs then turned to Brendan Rodgers of Leicester City, who is not interested in the role