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Top facts about Ryan Mason, the youngest ever Premier League manager

Thu 22 July 2021 | 12:30

Here you would go through an engaging ride through some of the most impressive top facts about Ryan Mason, so without further ado, let's buckle up for the long ride ahead.

Ryan Glen Mason is a 30-year-old English former professional football player who was the interim head coach of Tottenham Hotspur.

In his playing profession, he initially came up through the Spurs youth academy at the age of eight and ended up making over fifty appearances, scoring two goals for the club over his next eight years with them.

As a central midfielder, he spent time on loan with the clubs like Yeovil Town, Doncaster Rovers, and Swindon Town Millwall, Doncaster Rovers and French side

Lorient

, before joining the Spurs side in 2014 and earning an England senior cap the following year.

After falling out of favour at Spurs, he moved to

Hull City

in 2016 for a fee of £13m. But in his first season with them in 2017, in a clash of heads with Chelsea's Gary Cahill, he suffered a fractured skull injury that curtailed his playing.

Notwithstanding his relentless efforts to return to the game following his recovery, he announced his retirement in 2018 due to his health problems. Then he took an academy role at Spurs, as he worked to earn his coaching badges.

Since then he has become the club's head of player development. So, when Jose Mourinho was sacked as head coach on 19 April, Ryan Mason got appointed as interim manager until the end of June 2021.

As one of the most amazing

top facts about Ryan Mason

, it is pertinent to note that at the age of 29 he was considered to be the youngest manager in Premier League (PL) history.

Top facts about Ryan Mason that you might want to know

Here you would go through an engaging ride through some of the most impressive top facts about Ryan Mason, so without further ado, let's buckle up for the long ride ahead.

Ryan Mason facts in brief

General information

  • Full name

    : Ryan Glen Mason

  • Age

    : 30 years old

  • Date of birth

    : 13th day of June 1991

  • Place of birth

    : Enfield, England

  • Nationality

    : England

  • Religion

    : Christianity

Personal information

  • Mother

    : Lisa Mason

  • Father

    : Glen Mason

  • Marital status

    : Married

  • Wife

    : Rachel Peters

  • Children

    : Beatrice Ava Mason (daughter), George Ryan Mason (son)

  • Education

    : Enfield Grammar School and Cheshunt School

  • Zodiac sign

    : Gemini

  • Net worth

    : 4 million pounds (2021)

  • Hobbies

    : Playing Piano and Pool

  • Height

    : 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)

  • Weight

    : 71 kg

Ryan Mason childhood and family

Ryan Mason was born on the 13th day of June 1991 to his mother, Lisa Mason and father, Glen Mason as their only children in Enfield, a large town located in north London, England.

Ryan Mason childhood

was spent growing up under the impression of parents who were surrounded by a magical aura of football passion which led him to fall deeply in love with the game too. Very soon, he ardently aspired to become a professional footballer in the future.

His parents Glen and Lisa, lived in a middle-class London home and they supported a big London club far away from Enfield - their place of residence. You might suspect that it was Tottenham but rather,

Chelsea

FC is the answer. They were big season ticket holders of the London based football club.

In terms of Ryan Mason Education, he attended the popular London Enfield Grammar School that was founded in 1558. When he reached his youth period, he attended Cheshunt School.

Back then he was very active in school to such an extent that he was one of few students who won his school’s District hurdles champion; while he also was getting trained at Tottenham's academy training ground, which was very close to his school.

As an average player, he went through the Spurs youth setup successfully. But when he got to the age of 18 in the year of his academy graduation, his football journey reached a crucial turning point.

In the 2008-09 season, he topped the Under-18 goalscoring charts with an amazing 29 goals in 31 appearances. He finally ended up netting 42 goals for the under-18s that season.

You might have taken the hint that this is the due time for him to prepare himself for attending their first team, but you would not think that way if you have known that there came a problem.

In fact, his body was still developing and that late growth prevented him from joining the senior team. In light of a strict physical fitness routine, he managed to be recovered from his body problem.

Then, he began playing in the Tottenham reserve team in order to be warmed up for a first-team- debut. After hitting three goals in five games for the Reserves, his first-team debut occurred as he appeared as a late substitute in the UEFA Cup in November 2008. Afterwards, he earned a place in the squad in February 2009 and got contracted his first professional deal a year later.

Ryan Mason professional career

During his early span on Tottenham Hotspur, on 13 June 2009, Mason went on loan to League One club Yeovil Town. His league debut was on 8 August in their first match of the 2009–10 season, in a 2–0 win against Tranmere Rovers at Huish Park.

With his impressive performance for Terry Skiverton's men at the start of the 2009–10 season, the loan deal was promoted to a further three months. Then on 13 March 2010, he was recalled permanently, following his playing 28 league matches and scoring six goals for Yeovil.

In August 2010, for the first time, he was transferred on loan to Championship team Doncaster Rovers on a two-month contract and appeared five times for them. Then in January 2011, he came back to Doncaster until the end of the season making a further ten appearances for their side.

On 28 July 2011, he got contracted a new two-year deal with Tottenham, to stay at the club until June 2013. Then he instantly loaned back to Doncaster on a season-long loan.

Mason was recalled back to

Tottenham

in November 2011 after appearing five times since the start of the season. On 29 December 2011, Mason came to a loan agreement with Championship club Millwall from 1 January until the end of the season.

Then he appeared in Tottenham's goalless draw in the Europa League group stages against

Lazio

at White Hart Lane on 20 September 2012. Six days after that, he made his first Tottenham start in a League Cup last 32 matches against Carlisle United, in a 3–0 away win.

For the first time, he moved out of England on the last day of the winter transfer window and joined Ligue 1 club Lorient on loan for the rest of the 2012–13 season. Yet, his span with them was curtailed as he failed to make a senior appearance for them; therefore his deal got terminated on 23 April 2013.

On 23 July 2013, Mason got contracted a season-long loan deal with League One club of

Swindon Town

. On 31 August, he succeeded to score a hat trick against Crewe Alexandra in a 5–0 win.

Following a successful pre-season period in the United States with Spurs, Mason was added to Mauricio Pochettino's Premier League squad.

On 24 September 2014, his first appearance of the season took place as he scored his first goal for Tottenham, which was an equaliser in a League Cup fixture against Nottingham Forest, while they went on to win 3–1.

Right after that, on 27 September 2014, he made his Premier League debut for Spurs in a 1–1 draw away at Arsenal. Thereupon, he managed to become a regular member of the first team.

In January 2015, he agreed to a five-and-a-half-year deal, to be kept at the club until 2020. Mason put away his first Premier League goal, at Tottenham's second of the match, in a 3–2 win against

Swansea City

.

On 18 February 2016, he took the responsibility of captaining the team against Fiorentina in a 1–1 draw in the UEFA Europa League. He then netted in a 3–0 win in the second leg, his second goal of the season.

With only 8 league starts in a disappointing 2015–16 campaign, he was transferred to Hull City on 30 August 2016, reportedly for a fee of £13 million.

But unfortunately on 22 January 2017, in a Premier League match against Chelsea, he picked up a fractured skull that needed surgery after a clash of heads with defender

Gary Cahill

.

Mason had a successful operation on the head injury and got his rehabilitation process for the sake of returning to his playing as soon as possible.

Yet, on 13 February 2018, in the face of the possible risks correlated to his injury, he announced retirement from professional football.

International career

At the international level, for the first time, he was called up to the England under-19 team for the match against Russia, yet he did not participate in the game. Then he received the call up for European Championship qualification in Slovenia in October 2009.

He featured in two of the three games and put away the second England goal in the 2–0 win over Slovakia to help to ensure England's 100% record. He made his third and fourth caps for the U19s in friendlies against Turkey and the Netherlands respectively.

In February 2011, he was called up to the England under-20 team for their friendly against France, and made his first cap appearing as a 70th-minute substitute.

On 23 March 2015, he was called up for the first time to the senior England team for a European qualifier against Lithuania and a friendly against Italy, after Adam Lallana's withdrawal in the face of injury.

His debut in the latter match was on the 31st, as he was replaced with

Jordan Henderson

for the last 16 minutes of a 1–1 draw at Juventus Stadium, assisting Andros Townsend's late equaliser.

Coaching career

In April 2018, just two months after he retired from playing professional football, he joined the coaching staff at Tottenham Hotspur.

He became the academy coach of the U19 UEFA Youth League side in July 2019. By August 2020, his ranks were moved up as he became the head of player development for the U19 to U23 team's.

On 19 April 2021, after José Mourinho was sacked as head coach, Mason became interim head coach of Tottenham Hotspur until the end of the season. Therefore Ryan Mason became the youngest ever Premier League manager - 29 years 312 days - when he was announced as Tottenham head coach.

Mason won his first match in charge of Tottenham, as they defeated

Southampton

at home 2–1 on 21 April. But just after four days, the club lost the 2021 EFL Cup Final with a single goal to Manchester City. He went on to oversee five more games at the helm of the team, while they won three games and were beaten at two matches so as to finish 7th at the end of the season.

Ryan Mason personal life

If we take

top facts about Ryan Mason

into account and delve into his personal life affairs a bit further, we can suggest that his wife, Rachel Peters is the one who has accompanied him in his battle with a head injury and his painful retirement from football so as to partly alleviate some of such excruciating pains.

Ryan Mason wife is considered to be a woman with both beauty and brains in so far as she is an Economics graduate from Lancaster University, which is a Public university in Lancashire, England. She graduated from the popular university on the 14th of July 2015.

There is not much data regarding their first meeting and their exact time of dating and marriage, but what is utterly clear is the fact that they are blessed with two lovely children, a son called George Ryan Mason born in December 2017 and a daughter called Beatrice Ava Mason who was born in April 2019 while there is an age gap of 479 days or 1 year, 3 months, 24 days between them.

In regard to the

top facts about Ryan Mason

, it is interesting to note that he is the kind of person who is not reserved in his religious belief and tends not to keep his faith out from the public.

Mason and his wife have practised Catholics to such an extent that they have got their children receive the Baptism sacrament of the Roman Catholic Church. It seems that Ryan Mason’s parents have raised their son according to the true catholic faith.

Ryan Mason net worth and social media

As Ryan Mason became the youngest manager in the Premier League history just at age 29, many are quite eager for the exact amount of his net worth, and here as one of the top facts about Ryan Mason, their curiosity would be satisfied.

According to several online sources

Ryan Mason net worth

is around $1 million to $5 million (£720,000 to £3.6 million). If we thoroughly take top facts about Ryan Mason into consideration, the indication of his social media activity would be worth mentioning.

He is active on different platforms like Twitter and Instagram and in terms of

Ryan Mason social media

activity he has racked around 312 hundred followers with his account of

ryan8mason

.

His posts are primarily concerned about his professional career, personal life issues, hobbies like his piano playing and the activities he has done to prevent children head injuries.

Ryan Mason hobbies

As far as Ryan Mason hobbies are concerned, you might find it fascinating that not only he is gifted in the football profession but he is a good pianist as well, as he once shared his piano playing video on his social media accounts.

Besides, in his leisure time, he takes huge delight in cooling off at his favourite London outdoor restaurant. 

Likewise, it seems that football is not the only sport that he is mastered in it as he is a pretty handy pool player too.

In addition, cooling off at the faraway seaside brings a rush of good feeling to his soul as it evokes vivid memories that make him feel happier, lift the mood and forget his past frustrations which is exactly what makes him and his partner huge fans of water vacations.

It is also notable to suggest that he enjoys spending time with his favourite pet which is an English Bull Dog due to its friendly, calm and courageous nature.

 

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source: SportMob