Tottenham have appointed former midfielder Ryan Mason as their new Academy Coach.

Mason, a popular figure during his eight-year sting with the club, left Spurs in 2016 to join Hull City, but his playing career was cut short less than five months later after a clash of heads with Chelsea’s Gary Cahill forced the former England international to retire.

But the 28-year-old soon turned to coaching and was heavily involved with the youth team last season and even in the dugout for Tottenham Under-18s v Southampton Under-18s, the first game in the new stadium back in March.

Mason will be in charge of the Under-19 UEFA Youth League side – a competition that has served Spurs well in the last few seasons.

They reached the last-16 in 2018/2019 before they were knocked out by eventual winners Porto and the quarter-finals the season before that, losing to the Portuguese side once again.

Elsewhere, former Bolton Wanderers and Portsmouth midfielder Matt Taylor has become the new Under-18s Coach on a full-time basis, whilst Nigel Gibbs joins as Assistant Head of Player Development, Under-17 to Under-23.

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