Tottenham Hotspur have appointed Ryan Mason as first team coach, while Cristian Stellini has joined the club as Antonio Conte’s new assistant head coach.
Spurs also announced the appointments of Gianluca Conte, Costantino Coratti, Gian Piero Ventrone and Stefano Bruno to Conte’s coaching staff on Thursday, ahead of their UEFA Europa Conference League match against Vitesse Arnhem.
Mason was previously Tottenham’s head of player development and worked as interim head coach following the sacking of Jose Mourinho last season. The 30-year-old former midfielder, who joined the club aged eight before a transfer to Hull City in 2016, won four of the seven matches he presided over, but was unable to lead the club to success in the 2020-21 Carabao Cup final, losing 1-0 to Manchester City at Wembley
However, the former player and interim manager revealed via Instagtam following his appointment:” Delighted to have been asked by the boss to join the first team staff as a coach. I’m excited for this next chapter”.
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And, after hearing about that, some Spurs fans took to Twitter to voice their thoughts.
What did Spurs fans have to say about it?
“Working under someone like Conte regardless of what he achieves will do wonders for Ryan’s career”
“Conte wouldn’t have asked unless he knows mason can help with the process. Massive for Mason”
“I actually love him so much”
“So happy for him. He will lead us again in future”
“Greatest English manager”
“Future England Manager”
Meanwhile, Stellini previously worked with Conte at Juventus and Inter Milan and was a part of the coaching staff that helped to win the Scudetto last season. Gianluca Conte, Antonio’s brother, joins as technical and analytics coach. Coratti, Ventrone and Bruno have all been appointed as fitness coaches.