Jose Mourinho was fired at Tottenham, and to an even bigger surprise, debutant Ryan Mason was appointed in his place. The former Tottenham football player, who had to end his playing career due to a severe head injury, became the youngest coach in the Premier League at the age of 29, but according to what has been shown on the Spurs bench so far, it will be difficult to fight for a new contract next summer.
However, he claims that the team has the quality for one of the first four places, although the chances for something like that this season, after the defeat by Leeds, have been reduced to a minimum. Mason celebrated on his debut against Southampton, but after that he suffered his first defeat.
And that was in the final of the League Cup from Manchester City, so he missed the opportunity to bring the first trophy to the team from North London after 13 years. A triumph over Sheffield followed, and then a heavy defeat by Leeds in the last round (1: 3).
Tottenham is thus seventh on the Premier League table, with seven points less than fourth-placed Leicester, and they need a miracle to reach the elite society of the Old Continent this competitive year.
Top 4 next season
The young expert is also aware that it will be difficult for him to stay in the position of the head of the Spurs profession after the current season, but he claims that the coach to whom he will hand over the baton will have the team available to fight for one of the first four places on the table.
"Absolutely, there are some great players. The team is great. Also very good. There is no doubt that there is enough quality for next season and I am sure that the owner will think carefully about which direction he wants the club to go."
Tottenham could also miss the Europa League, sixth-placed Liverpool has one point more and one game less. The appearance on the international scene is endangered, as Everton has a match and a point less and could replace the Spurs in the position that leads to the Europa Conference League.
The fans are asking for the team to be overhauled, but Mason claims that he is only thinking about the next game (Wolves, at home). "Our focus is on next week, next game, and I'm sure that talks on that topic will take place next summer. Then we will discuss about bigger picture. Our and my focus must be on the next match."