Tottenham Hotspur appoints Mason to join Conte’s staff

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Former Tottenham Hotspur player Ryan Mason has been appointed as the first-team staff of new Italian manager Antonio Conte.

Spurs have chosen former Chelsea and Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte as their new manager. That following the sacking of Nuno Espirito Santo.

Most recently, the club has appointed former team player Ryan Mason as Conte’s first-team coach. He having previously coached the youth team. Including polishing the eyes of the large army in the last season

Mason was an interim manager for seven games at the end of last season. After the club sacked Jose Mourinho. By leading the team to four wins and three defeats. When in charge became the youngest Premier League manager at just 29 years and 313 days.

Antonio Conte made his debut in charge of the Europa Conference League clash with Vitesse Arnhem on Thursday.

Conte would’ve had the opportunity to watch Mason lead training the past two days. It’s a significant promotion and expression of trust from Conte to consider Mason for this important position (unless, obviously, Daniel Levy made it a condition of his employment. They though that would be a rather cynical reading of this appointment). Mason is said to have a good brain for football. But he’s extremely inexperienced despite managing Spurs for seven games last season — what better way to learn than under one of the best current managers in world football?

Conte’s new staff will be in the dugout for this evening’s Europa Conference League match at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium; Conte himself received his work permit this morning. Allowing him to work with his players in training for the first time today.