He is set to become the Premier League's youngest-ever manager - but Tottenham's Ryan Mason has got nothing on Carlisle United legend Ivor Broadis!

Mason has been put in charge of the top-flight side at the age of 29 following Jose Mourinho's departure.

That will make the caretaker the first man under the age of 30 to take charge of a Premier League team when Spurs face Southampton tomorrow.

But Mason is a positive veteran compared with the youngest manager in the history of the English league.

That honour is still held by Blues great Broadis, who was just 23 when he took charge of United in 1946.

He was given the job of player-manager after having been posted to RAF Crosby-on-Eden at the end of the Second World War.

Broadis remained in charge of the hard-up Blues in Division Three North until 1949, at which point he joined Sunderland as a player.

The London-born inside-forward went on to star for the Black Cats, Manchester City and Newcastle, going on to win 14 England caps including appearances and goals in the 1954 World Cup.

He returned to the Blues in 1955 and later played for Queen of the South before carving out a successful and respected career as a football journalist.

Broadis, who continued to live in Carlisle, was for some time the oldest surviving England international player until his death in April 2019, aged 96.

Mason, at 29 years and 313 days, is the youngest Premier League boss by more than two years, beating Attilio Lombardo's record when the Italian was at the helm of Crystal Palace at 32 years and 67 days.

Chris Coleman was also 32 when he was in charge at Fulham, with Gianluca Vialli, Andre Villas-Boas and Ruud Gullit all 33 when first at the helm in England.