Ryan Mason has had a decent start to life as Tottenham Hotspur’s caretaker manager.
Since being appointed Jose Mourinho’s replacement on a short-term basis, the 29-year-old has won two games and lost two.
Under Mason, Tottenham have beaten Southampton and Sheffield United but lost to Manchester City – in the Carabao Cup final – and Leeds United, the latter of which was on Saturday.
Even if he wins Spurs’ remaining three Premier League games, there’s no chance of Daniel Levy hiring the young man on a permanent basis due to his inexperience.
But former Lilywhites goalkeeper Paul Robinson has told Stadium Astro that he’s absolutely certain that Mason will be the North London club’s long-term head coach at some stage, but that it’s too early now.
He told Stadium Astro: “He’s a fledgling manager who’s done very well with the Under-23s. I’ve no doubt in my mind at all that he will manage Tottenham Hotspur again but I think he’s got a lot to learn and I don’t think Daniel can take a chance. I think they have to appoint somebody who’s going to win trophies.”
Is Robinson right? Absolutely and although a lot of Tottenham fans respect and love Mason, they won’t want him getting the job this early.
Mauricio Pochettino spent five seasons establishing the Lilywhites as a major up-and-coming European outfit and with the prospect of qualifying for the Champions League looking grim this season, Levy needs to hire an experienced manager capable of getting them back in that top four.