Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has sent a goodwill gesture to former Spurs man Ryan Mason, following the announcement that Mason has been forced to retire.
Following a freak injury that occurred on January 22nd 2017, the former England international fractured his skull, and after seeking medical advice, has been told that for the sake of his own health he should retire from professional football.
Speaking in a press conference, as quoted by the Daily Mail, Pochettino has stated that the club will do whatever it can to help Mason in the next chapter of his life.
“The door is open for me to help him; and the club because we love him and Rachel and George and all his family.
“Don’t worry Ryan, you’re going to be a successful person outside of the club.”
Mason joined the club 19 years ago, and rose through the ranks at the academy level, before earning his place as a regular following some succesful loan spells.
The 26-year-old was eventually sold for £13million to Hull City in the August of 2016, after making 70 appearances for Spurs.
Gary Cahill, who accidentally injured the former Spurs man, said that the news had left him ‘devastated’.
There has been suggestions that Mason can now take on a coaching role with Tottenham, and this is something that Pochettino is considering.
“Ryan has been at the training ground in recent days. We have been talking to him with (head of academy,) John McDermott.”
Although Mason’s playing days are over, this represents yet another good will gesture from Tottenham and Mauricio Pochettino, who could see that the 26-year-old’s footballing career is not yet over.
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