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'You’re probably going to disagree': Andros Townsend shares who he wants as Spurs boss

Tottenham Hotspur are currently on the lookout for a new permanent manager after Jose Mourinho was sacked last month.

Ryan Mason has taken the reins at Spurs until the end of the season while Daniel Levy sets about looking for Mourinho’s replacement.

When a vacancy opens up at a big Premier League club like Tottenham, plenty of names will get linked with the role.

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Julian Nagelsmann, Erik ten Hag, Rafael Benitez, Antonio Conte, Brendan Rodgers and Massimiliano Allegri are just a few of the coaches who have been linked with Spurs in recent weeks.

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However, former Spurs winger Andros Townsend reckons Mason should be considered for the role beyond the summer.

“I’m going to say something controversial here, you’re probably going to disagree with me,” the Crystal Palace man said on the ITV Football Podcast.

“If they could have got Nagelsmann or the Ajax manager fair enough, but if you can’t get your top targets, why not give Ryan Mason an extended run next season?

“Spurs got so much criticism against Manchester City, but I saw a side who were trying to change the way.

“They were looking to get the ball out from the back, keep possession and not just counter attack.

“You’ll probably say I’m biased because he’s my mate. Why would it be a gamble?

“If Spurs win the last five games, if you can’t get your first couple of managers why would you spend £10million getting another manager out of his job which is also a gamble?”

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While Mason has done well so far – two wins out of two in the league – he’s perhaps a bit young and inexperienced to be handed the reins permanently.

Next term, there’s a lot more planning needed at the club, much higher expectations, and it’d be very much a case of being thrown in at the deep end.

Mason is very talented and looks like he could have a big career in management, but for the time being he’d be better off being a coach or assistant and then go for management a few years down the line.

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