The former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder called time on his playing career on Tuesday, following a head injury suffered while playing for Hull City.
Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Ryan Mason has revealed he is keen to remain in football after announcing his retirement from playing on Tuesday.
Mason, who suffered a fractured skull during a clash of heads with Chelsea's Gary Cahill while playing for Hull City last year, has brought a premature end to his career at the age of 26.
But in an interview with Talksport on Wednesday, the Tottenham academy product - who reiterated it is 'no secret' that Spurs are his club - announced his intention to 'give something back to the game', most likely through coaching.
"I’m keen to stay in football one way or another," said Mason. "I think it would be a shame to walk away from the game. I’ve spent 18/19 years at Tottenham, which is a great club and I’ve learnt a lot from them.
"I think if I were to go down the coaching route my philosophy and way of teaching would be the Tottenham way. So I’m sure at some point, I don’t know when yet, I would like to get into coaching and probably help young kids make that step from the academy into first team football."
Asked if he is a future Tottenham manager in the making, Mason replied: "Nah - I wouldn’t look too far ahead! But you never know in football. I wouldn’t have been expecting to retire at 26 so anything can happen."
He added: "I still feel a massive part of the football club."
Mason's former Tottenham coach Chris Ramsey told Talksport on Tuesday that he is 'hopefully trying to entice him into [coaching]' following a conversation with the player about his retirement.
Ramsey is currently employed as technical director at Spurs' London rivals, Queens Park Rangers.
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