Ryan Mason insists the Tottenham job stays a pretty proposition regardless of one other protracted seek for the top coach position.
Spurs noticed one other contender to completely change Antonio Conte exit the operating this week after Feyenoord boss Arne Slot dedicated his long-term future to the Eredivisie membership earlier than he signed a brand new deal on Friday.
Tottenham held an curiosity in Slot however no direct discussions with the 44-year-old came about, the PA information company understands.
Other managers linked with the emptiness, resembling Bayer Leverkusen head coach Xabi Alonso and Burnley boss Vincent Kompany, have additionally pledged their rapid futures to their present golf equipment, however appearing head coach Mason is below no illusions the highest job at Spurs stays fascinating.
Asked if the Tottenham job was nonetheless a pretty proposition, Mason replied: “Absolutely, yes.
“It is Tottenham Hotspur, it is a big club. Not just for managers or coaches, but for staff members, for players.
“Anyone here should feel the privilege and honour to represent the badge. If they don’t, then they shouldn’t be here. It is as simple as that.”
When Conte left his place on March 26, Tottenham had been firmly within the race for Champions League qualification however they journey to relegation-threatened Leeds on Sunday with solely a faint probability of securing a spot within the Europa Conference League.
Mason insisted that, whereas European soccer for subsequent season is essential, an important process for the membership is to place a plan in place.
“Obviously it has its implications and it’s not where the football club wants to be. We definitely want to be competing in Europe,” Spurs’ appearing head coach said.
“Any European competition is important for a club this size but at the same time the most important thing, regardless of whether we’re in or out of Europe, is that there is a plan and there is commitment from everyone to that going forward.”
During the previous couple of weeks, Mason has repeatedly referenced the necessity for dedication on the membership with out going into specifics.
Even earlier than Conte departed two months in the past, the way forward for the Italian was unsure together with his deal set to run out this summer time anyway.
Mason once more refused to be drawn on whether or not any coaches, gamers or workers had lacked dedication this season, however admitted the squad had been affected by the turmoil off the pitch.
He added: “The results before he (Conte) left weren’t amazing. I don’t think results have dipped a huge amount.
“Obviously we were in a different position but I think you could feel it, you could feel it the weeks leading up to it there was uncertainty and it’s never great to have that uncertainty.
“We’ve probably been in that situation for the last eight weeks where there’s been a lot of uncertainty.
“That is why one of my main things when me and my team of people came in, I wanted to create a togetherness and make us feel part of something towards the end of the season.”