Tottenham Hotspur fans react on Twitter to Ryan Mason stadium dugout update

Ex Tottenham Hotspur player Ryan Mason waves to the crowd during half time during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United at Wembley Stadium on May 9, 2018...

The retired Spurs ace will be in the dugout for the Premier League club's first test event at the new stadium.

Ryan Mason, Tottenham Hotspur coach looks on prior to the FA Youth Cup Third Round match between Millwall and Tottenham Hotspur at The Den on December 17, 2018 in London, England.

Ryan Mason's professional football career sadly came to a premature end in the wake of the skull injury he suffered, but he is now learning the ropes as a coach at Tottenham Hotspur, the club where he came through the ranks.

Since retiring in February last year, the 27-year-old has been shadowing and assisting Tottenham's coaches with training across a variety of age groups on a voluntary basis and is undergoing his coaching badges.

 

Earlier in March, Spurs Under-18 manager Matt Wells left his post to join the coaching staff at Fulham, the news of which prompted some Lilywhites fans to recommend Mason for the vacated role:

Now, Tottenham have announced that Mason will be in the dugout at their new stadium for their first ever match there, an Under-18 Premier League fixture against Southampton's U18s on Sunday 24 March.

As reported by the official Spurs website, Mason will join Head of Player Development John McDermott on the sidelines for the game, news which was also shared on Twitter, prompting much positive fan response:

Is Mason's role in the dugout for Spurs' first game at the new stadium a one-off gesture of goodwill or a stepping stone en route to replacing Wells as Under-18s coach permanently? Watch this space.

Ex Tottenham Hotspur player Ryan Mason waves to the crowd during half time during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United at Wembley Stadium on May 9, 2018...

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