Tottenham janitor boss Ryan Mason reveals he ‘exchanged messages’ with Mauricio Pochettino

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Tottenham janitor boss Ryan Mason reveals he exchanged ‘messages’ with ex-Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino in ‘crazy’ 24 hours after Jose Mourinho’s firing … time

  • Ryan Mason is Tottenham’s agent until the end of the season
  • He will take over from Jose Mourinho, who was fired as Spurs boss on Monday
  • Mason spoke about his love for the club during his first press conference on Tuesday
  • He admitted he wasn’t sure Harry Kane would be fit for Sunday’s Carabao Cup final against Manchester City

Tottenham boss Ryan Mason has revealed that he has been exchanging messages with former Spurs manager and now PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino since his appointment.

Spurs sacked Jose Mourinho on Monday after 17 months in charge and chairman Daniel Levy has temporarily handed over the reins to former player Mason, 29, until the end of the season.

Mason, who was forced into early retirement after suffering a skull fracture in a morbid incident while playing for Hull against Chelsea in 2017, admitted he has ‘exchanged a few messages’ with Pochettino’s coaching team.

He also thought about a ‘crazy’ 24 hours, insisting ‘anything can happen and you just have to be prepared and ready for what football sometimes has to offer you’.

Mason played under former Spurs boss and current PSG manager Mauricio Pochettino, and the pair have exchanged messages

Tottenham janitor boss Ryan Mason has ‘exchanged messages’ with Mauricio Pochettino

Mason takes over the hot seat from Jose Mourinho, who was fired as manager on Monday

Mason takes over the hot seat from Jose Mourinho, who was fired as manager on Monday

‘It’s crazy. It’s football. I’ve had it as a player. It is clear that I have had the experience of having to retire from this game, ‘he said in the run-up to his first game against Southampton on Wednesday evening.

He also stated that he was not focusing on his long-term outlook on the hot seat when asked if he wants the job on a permanent basis.

‘Look, it’s a bit cliché, but I didn’t realize until yesterday that I was taking training. All my focus is on tomorrow’s game and then on the weekend after that, ”he said.

‘I think it is no secret that I love this football club. To spend 20 years of my 29 here is a big part of me.

Mason played under Pochettino during his stint as a manager at White Hart Lane

Mason played under Pochettino during his stint as a manager at White Hart Lane

Mason was unsure if Harry Kane would be suitable for Sunday's Carabao Cup final

Mason was unsure if Harry Kane would be suitable for Sunday’s Carabao Cup final

‘We [Mason and Levy] had a very long talk. Once the news got out, I was in the building. We had a conversation. I attended training, we had another conversation and he asked me if I wanted to. ‘

Mason added that he was ‘not sure’ whether Kane would be fit for Sunday’s cup final against Manchester City after being injured in Friday’s 2-2 draw against Everton.

‘[He] have not trained today. (We) take it every day. I’m not sure about the weekend yet. ‘

Mason will be joined by Chris Powell and Nigel Gibbs as interim assistant head coach and Michel Vorm as interim goalkeeper coach, while Ledley King continues his role as assistant to the first team.

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