Tottenham Hotspur interim manager Ryan Mason would be ready to become the permanent boss if given the chance.
The former Spurs player replaced Cristian Stellini after the Italian was dismissed on Monday.
Newcastle United handed the north London club a 6-1 drubbing on Sunday, leading to Stellini’s dismissal.
Stellini replaced Antonio Conte temporarily until the end of the campaign.
Tottenham lost two of the four games their former assistant manager oversaw, winning one and drawing the other.
The club have now put Mason in charge temporarily for the second time having briefly led them after Jose Mourinho’s departure in 2021.
The 31-year-old oversaw the final six Premier League matches of 2020-21, and he will be on the touchline against Manchester United tomorrow.
Spurs have been linked with Julian Nagelsmann, but nothing has been finalised yet.
Mason believes he has what it takes to become the club’s permanent manager, but he is concentrating on the task at hand.
“Yeah, obviously I’m ready and if that situation happens it means I have done a good job,” Mason replied when asked if he wanted the job permanently.
“But that is obviously in the future of four, five, six weeks’ time. The immediate thought is the game on Thursday and the game on Sunday.
“We have big weeks before anyone in here can start to think of that situation.
“Just confirmation that I’m absolutely ready for this sort of situation.
“We handled it well two years ago. A lot has happened in the last two years, but I feel fine and ready in this situation.”
Tottenham face Liverpool on Sunday, and the result of the next two games will determine their Champions League fate for next season.
They play Crystal Palace, Aston Villa, Brentford and Leeds United in their last four games of the campaign.
Spurs are fifth in the Premier League after 32 games, six points off the top four having played two more matches.
They won four and lost two of the six league games Mason took charge of in 2021 and could do with a similar or better run right now.
An impressive run could put the Englishman in contention to land the job permanently.
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