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Ryan Mason returns to Tottenham to take coaching badges

Ryan Mason has returned to Tottenham to take his coaching badges.

The former Hull City midfielder was forced to retire in January on medical advice following his fractured skull suffered 11 months earlier.

But Spurs have welcomed Mason back to his boyhood club as he looks to the next stage of his career.

"I've done bits of media, I'm doing coaching, it's just the next step in my career," Mason said.

"To be honest I was hoping it would be at 35 or 36 years old but I'm 26, it's happened, I've got a head-start on everyone and I'm keen to make the most of the next 10 years."

He added: "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."

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