Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris believes Ryan Mason is ready to be a successful manager.
The 29-year-old became the youngest coach in Premier League history when he was named as Spurs’ interim head coach until the end of the 2020-21 season following the dismissal of Jose Mourinho on Monday.
Mason, a former Spurs midfielder, was forced to retire in 2018 after sustaining a head injury and has since been working as a coach in the Lilywhites’ academy.
However, speaking ahead of Tottenham’s Carabao Cup final clash against Premier League champions-elect Manchester City, France goalkeeper Lloris revealed he has been pleased with Mason’s approach.
“Honestly if the club gives him this responsibility it’s because he’s got the confidence of people at the club,” Lloris said as Sky Sports quoted.
“He’s got the club DNA. Then he’s got the football approach he tried to bring to the team. I think in the second half, we saw a bit of his way and his approach.
“You would be surprised, you would be surprised. He’s ready. He knows exactly what to say to the players. To be honest, he’s 29 years old but he shows more maturity than that. And confidence. He transmits this good energy to the players.”
“To be honest, I think the players have more responsibility than before and we have to perform better and better to finish as strongly as we can.”