Ryan Mason "delighted" to learn from Antonio Conte
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After taking charge of Tottenham Hotspur's last seven games of the 2021 / 22 season, which included the Carabao Cup Final, Ryan Mason is ready for the next challenge in his career.

The English manager undoubtedly will play a big role in the Spurs season. Mason was confirmed as first team assistant coach following Antonio Conte's appointment.

His previous role was as the Head of Player Development at the Tottenham Hotspur Academy.


"I’m delighted and very excited to join the team under the boss and also the staff that he’s brought along," Mason said.

"It’s an exciting chapter for the football club, we’ll be looking to work hard, improve and get some positive results in the short term, but also in the long term as well.

I spoke to the boss after the first training session, we spoke a bit about joining the team and becoming part of the coaching staff and it’s something I’m really excited about.

"He’s one of the best managers in the world – his record speaks for itself. It’s a massive opportunity for me, and a massive opportunity for the football club to have the boss here coaching and helping the team.”

Conte was appointed Spurs manager less than 24 hours after the Club sacked Nuno Espírito Santo.


The 30 year-old, who was in charge of a couple of training sessions prior to Tottenham's Europa Conference League game against Vitesse Arnhem this season, added that he feels way more comfortable in his new position after last campaign's experience.

“I felt comfortable. At the back end of last season I had that responsibility anyway and over the last few years as a coach, I’ve coached many training sessions on the football pitch, so that’s my new environment where I feel comfortable," he added.

"As a player, you feel comfortable playing and as a coach, being on the pitches, you feel comfortable, so yes, it felt completely natural.

"Luckily I’ve built up relationships and friendships with people within the group as well, so that obviously helped too.”

Mason led those training sessions while Conte was awaiting his working visa in London.

As interim head coach of Tottenham in 2021, Mason became the youngest manager in Premier League history, at 29. He also