Graham Roberts has told Football FanCast that Ryan Mason does not have any chance of winning the Tottenham Hotspur job permanently despite taking over as interim coach.
The former Spurs captain, who won the UEFA Cup with the club, does not believe that the former midfielder will be in the running to replace Jose Mourinho permanently, following the sacking of the Portuguese earlier this week.
Mason has been appointed on an interim basis, the club confirmed last Tuesday, and will be assisted by Chris Powell and Nigel Gibbs, along with Michel Vorm and Ledley King. King is the only member of Mourinho’s coaching staff to survive his sacking.
There have been numerous reports linking Spurs with various managers, foremost of all being RB Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann.
Mason, though, will be out to make an impression, having won his first game in charge – a 2-1 home win against Southampton – before narrowly losing the Carabao Cup Final to Man City.
Mason only returned to the club in 2018 and was previously the manager of the club’s Under-18s.
And Roberts, though he believes Mason will enjoy the experience, does not think he will be in the conversation to replace Mourinho permanently.
He told FFC: “No. He’s only been a coach for eight months, nine months? He asked to go back in there and they took him in, he’s been with the youth.
“Running a football club is totally different to youth. I’m sure he’s going to enjoy it, I’m sure Tim Sherwood enjoyed it when he did it but for him to get the job full-time, no, I don’t see it at all.”