Ryan Mason begins coaching at former club Tottenham
By David Menon
Last Updated: 10/04/18 6:43pm
Former Tottenham midfielder Ryan Mason has been taking his first steps towards becoming a coach.
Mason retired in February at the age of 26 after sustaining a fractured skull in a challenge with Chelsea defender Gary Cahill while playing for Hull in January 2017.
Mason, who made 70 appearances for Tottenham, has been assisting Tottenham's coaches with training across a variety of age groups on a voluntary basis and intends to undergo his coaching badges.
Speaking to Tottenham's website, Mason said: "I'm enjoying it. I've been in a couple of weeks now and it's a great thing to be starting a new chapter.
"I'm fortunate enough to be in a position where the club have offered their help so it was a no-brainer to come back in and get cracking with my badges. At the moment I'm just observing as much as I can."
Mason refused to rule out aspirations of becoming a manager in the future.
"If you were to say 'would I be a manager?' I don't know. It's just a case of coming in, finding the path and seeing where I want to go with it all.
"I'm loving being back out there and being involved in football - especially here as well because it's all I've known for so long. It's good to be back home."