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Football: Spurs appoint Mason as interim boss for remainder of season

Football: Spurs appoint Mason as interim boss for remainder of season

Ryan Mason (centre) is announced as Spurs' interim head coach after manager Jose Mourinho is sacked. (Photo: Tottenham Hotspur)

LONDON: Tottenham confirmed on Tuesday (Apr 20) that former midfielder Ryan Mason would be in caretaker charge until the end of the season following the sacking of Jose Mourinho.

Mourinho was dismissed on Monday following a disappointing run of form that has left Spurs struggling to qualify for next season's Champions League.

Former Spurs and Hull player Mason, who was forced to retire from playing in 2018, steps up from his role as head of player development at the club.

Chris Powell and Nigel Gibbs will help him, while Ledley King stays on as a first-team coach and former goalkeeper Michel Vorm returns to the club as a goalkeeping coach.

Mason's first game in charge is a Premier League match with Southampton on Wednesday, while he will also lead his boyhood club out at Wembley on Sunday in the League Cup final against Manchester City.

Chairman Daniel Levy said on the club's official website: "We have great belief in this squad of talented players.

"We have a cup final and six Premier League games ahead of us and we shall now focus all our energies on achieving a strong finish to the season."

Source: AFP/jt

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