Interim Tottenham coach Ryan Mason (Getty Images)
Ryan Mason will take charge of Tottenham for the first time tonight as they face Southampton in the Premier League.
Jose Mourinho’s 17 months as Spurs boss ended with his firing on Monday, and it was announced that former club midfielder Mason would take over until the end of the campaign, against a backdrop of criticism over Tottenham’s participation in the planned European Super League.
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This Sunday’s Carabao Cup final against Manchester City is arguably the biggest match in what’s left of Spurs’ season, but with the club seventh in the top flight they cannot afford to underestimate the Saints in north London tonight.
Ralph Hasenhuttl’s team are in mixed form and suffered a heartbreaking FA Cup semi-final defeat by Leicester at the weekend, but they still have a lot to play for, with relegation unlikely but not entirely off the cards just yet.
Here’s everything you need to know about the Premier League clash.
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When is it?
The match will kick off at 6pm GMT.
How can I watch it?
The game will air live on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event, with subscribers able to stream the action live on the broadcaster’s website and the SkyGo app. If you’re not a Sky customer, you can grab a NOWTV Day Pass here to watch without a subscription.
Spurs XI: Lloris, Aurier, Alderweireld, Dier, Reguilon, Hojbjerg, Lo Celso, Ndombele, Bale, Lucas, Son
Southampton XI: McCarthy, Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Vestergaard, Salisu, Ward-Prowse, Armstrong, Tella, Walcott, Adams, Ings
It’s difficult to say how Tottenham will look in their first game without Mourinho – and first under Mason – but don’t be surprised if we see more freedom from the north London outfit. Tottenham 2-1 Southampton.
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