According to Sunday Times journalist Duncan Castles, Tottenham are expected to keep current coaches Ledley King and Ryan Mason on the payroll when Paulo Fonseca takes over.
King was one of Jose Mourinho’s assistants and isn’t expected to lose his job or be reshuffled. It is expected that King, also Spurs’ best centre back from the previous decade, will keep his role as one of Fonseca’s assistants in the new setup.
Though unconfirmed, maintaining the status quo sense. King is part of Tottenham folklore and has an astute football mind. The former centre back only started coaching in 2020, but has every intention of climbing the managerial ladder. He also holds a lot of sway in the locker room, so removing him from his post would be seen as not only disruptive, but also damaging and counter productive.
The same can be said for Ryan Mason, who took the helm at Spurs on an interim basis after Jose Mourinho was canned. Mason won four of his six matches while in charge of Spurs, but was never expected to be in contention for the permanent role. Still only 29 years old, Mason was the youngest individual ever to take the reigns at a Premier League club, albeit on an interim basis.
He began his coaching tenure April 2018 and was made the official academy coach for the Under-19 UEFA Youth League side in July 2019, and then the head of player development (U-17 to U-23) in August 2020.
It is yet unknown how Mason will be utilized when Fonseca is appointed, but the probability of him staying at Spurs in a coaching capacity is extremely high.
The news will be received well by Tottenham faithful, as few wanted to see these two favourites tossed aside when the new regime takes hold at Hotspur Way.