Former Hull City striker Dean Windass has exclusively told Football FanCast that Ryan Mason has got a difficult job on his hands dealing with some “big egos” in the Tottenham dressing room.
The former Spurs midfielder, who was forced to retire after fracturing his skull against Chelsea in 2017, has been placed in interim charge following the sacking of Jose Mourinho on Monday.
Tottenham confirmed 24 hours later than the 29-year-old will be in the dugout for their remaining six Premier League games and Sunday’s Carabao Cup final against Manchester City.
Mason has no managerial experience, but has been part of Spurs’ coaching staff for three years as an academy coach and head of player development.
But Mason played together at Tottenham with no less than 10 of the current first-team squad, including Gareth Bale, Heung Min Son, Dele Alli and Harry Kane.
And Windass, who knows Mason personally through his time with Hull City, believes that he faces some tough challenges in the weeks ahead.
He told Football FanCast:
“I know Ryan, an ex-Hull City player. It’s a tough one for Ryan, he’s a quiet lad, and Ledley King is there as an ambassador.
“But there’s some big egos, big earners, but Ryan Mason will be pals with all of them because he’s been at the club.
“But it’s going to be a tough job for them, but they will be looking forward to it, but it will be interesting to see what team he plays on Wednesday.”