Ryan Mason is set to stay with Tottenham as a member of Ange Postecoglou’s staff.
Football.london colleagues report that Mason, who has been mooted as a candidate to replace Russell Martin as Swansea City boss, will remain in north London to work under the new Tottenham boss.
Postecoglou, who officially started his job on July 1, took a break from his post-season leave to meet with Tottenham officials on Friday, football.london reports.
Mason was one of those and the 31-year-old is said to have impressed with the Aussie and, as things stand, will take up a coaching position with the club.
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Mason was among the favorites from the bookies to replace Southampton-bound Martin in the Swansea dugout next season. The same report states that there was interest from the Championship in hiring him as a manager.
Chris Davies is understood to be among the top contenders for Swansea, with the former Liverpool, Celtic and Leicester City boss also reportedly under consideration for a position with Postecoglou at Tottenham Hotspur.
Swansea and Southampton have been in talks for some time over a compensation package that would see Martin swap South Wales for St Mary’s.
Supporters of The Sun’s report should get clarification on the situation this week, with Martin moving to get the go-ahead once the Saints are officially relegated to the Premier League on Wednesday.
Martin has two different compensation values in his contract, one for approach from Premier League clubs, which is believed to be around £1.75m and the other for Championship teams, understood to be around £1.25m. The point of contention was the figure due, with different clubs’ points of view.