Former Hull City midfielder Ryan Mason is on the verge of being announced as joint caretaker manager at Tottenham Hotspur, after Jose Mourinho was sacked by chairman Daniel Levy on Monday.
Mason is expected to be joined by Chris Powell for the remainder of the Premier League season, the Telegraph claim.
The ex-City man had been operating as first team coach at Spurs, but will now be given the chance to guide the team in next Sunday’s Carabao Cup final with Manchester City at Wembley.
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Mourinho’s spell at Hotspur Way has been dogged by drama and a poor second half of the season has the club struggling to secure European football next season, with reports that his fractious relationship with some members of the dressing room has hastened his departure.
Friday night’s 2-2 draw at Everton left Spurs seventh in the Premier League and five points off the top four.
"Jose and his coaching staff have been with us through some of our most challenging times as a club.
"Jose is a true professional who showed enormous resilience during the pandemic. On a personal level I have enjoyed working with him and regret that things have not worked out as we both had envisaged.
"He will always be welcome here and we should like to thank him and his coaching staff for their contribution.," chairman Daniel Levy said in a statement, which also confirmed Mason would take first team training on Monday.
Mason retired from professional football in 2017 at the age of 26 after picking up a fractured skull in a game with Chelsea, having clashed with Gary Cahill.
His arrival at the KCOM Stadium from Tottenham in 2016 was a club record £13m buy for the Tigers.
He began his career at Spurs, coming through the academy before penned his first professional contract in 2008.