With Tottenham Hotspur announcing the return of former Academy product Ryan Mason to the club yesterday as he now takes on a more official role in our youth setup as coach of the Under 19 UEFA Youth League side, fans were rightly delighted with the step given his early retirement from the professional game.
Having come through and been pretty impressive during his chances with our senior side as he continued his development, we ultimately moved on and he made the switch out to Hull City in 2016 for a reported £10million fee.
???? U18s Coach: @Official_MattT
???? Academy Coach: @RyanMason
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) July 8, 2019
With a serious head injury causing his early retirement, he returned to the training ground last season as a youth coach as the 28-year-old took his coaching badges. Having made the trip through youth levels into the first team he’s ideally placed to help our fellow youngsters make the step themselves and given his association with the club already, fans were absolutely delighted to see the position become officially his.
Ryan Mason. I just died and went to heaven
— Hotspur Lane (@HotspurLane) July 8, 2019
You love to see it. Glad to see Ryan back ????
— Hols (@HollieAgombar) July 8, 2019
Superb stuff, excellent news.
— Rizzla (@loopyrizla) July 8, 2019
Brilliant @RyanMason love the fact he’s back where he belongs
— chris Bill (@chris_bill) July 8, 2019
???? There's only one Ryan Mason, one Ryan Maaaason ????
— Ishaq ???????? (@Shax98) July 8, 2019
— Gareth Davies (@Gareth_Davies09) July 8, 2019
Not just helping. The mans a good coach!
— ☀️ sonaldo ☀️ (@SonTwoThree) July 8, 2019
ONE OF OUR OWN ????????????????
— Manny (@mani_mal_) July 8, 2019