Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed the return of Matt Wells as he comes back to assist interim head coach Ryan Mason.
The chaos at Tottenham just shows no sign of ending.
Antonio Conte has gone, Fabio Paratici has gone and now Cristian Stellini has gone.
Stellini was given his marching orders on Monday, around 24 hours after the embarrassing 6-1 defeat at Newcastle United.
Ryan Mason will now take charge until the end of the season, but most of the backroom staff left alongside Stellini.
That means Mason has been forced to bring in a couple of faces to bolster his coaching staff – and the club have confirmed the appointment of Wells as Acting Assistant Head Coach.
Who is Ryan Mason’s Tottenham assistant Matt Wells?
Wells actually spent 11 years in the Tottenham ranks as a player.
A midfielder in his playing days, Wells joined Spurs at the age of just nine but was never able to become a first-team player.
Wells was hampered by injury and turned his hand to coaching at the age of 20.
Wells became Tottenham’s Under-23 assistant before turning to the Under-18’s, first as an assistant and then as manager.
Scott Parker pounced to lure Wells to Fulham back in 2019 having worked together at Tottenham.
Wells was a coach at Craven Cottage but stepped up to become Parker’s assistant at Bournemouth in 2021.
When Parker was chosen as the shock appointment for Club Brugge earlier this season, Wells followed him to Belgium.
The 34-year-old was sacked alongside Parker in March though and now returns to Tottenham after four years away.
An interesting bit of trivia is that Wells is actually the grandson of Tottenham legend Cliff Jones, so his return to Spurs is an emotional one.