Ryan Mason has revealed that he could move into coaching after being forced to retire from football this week
Ryan Mason suffered a fractured skull in January 2017 after a challenge with Chelsea’s Gary Cahill and subsequently announced the end of his playing career on Tuesday due to potential complications that could arise from returning to the pitch.
Mason has said that he could return to Spurs in a coaching role after Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino offered his support to the ex-Hull City man.
“I’m going to see what I fall into but if I was to go down the coaching route I spent 18 years at Tottenham and that’s my club so I’m sure that would be in my DNA if I was a coach,” the former midfielder told Sky Sports News.
“I’m still not sure [what I’ll do next]. I’m just going to see where everything takes me. I’ve only been retired for four or five days so I think I’m going to enjoy a bit of time with my family, see everyone and then see where I want to go with it all.
“[Retiring was] a decision that was pretty straightforward. Like I said, the issue came up with the brain so there were a lot of numbers that they chucked at me and potential things come on, usually later on in life, that could come on earlier in life.”