Tottenham Hotspur Closing in on Feyenoord Maestro Arne Slot as New Head Coach

Tottenham Hotspur is intensifying their pursuit of Feyenoord’s talented boss Arne Slot as they aim to secure a new head coach, according to reports. Following the departure of Antonio Conte in March, Spurs opted for interim solutions in Cristian Stellini and Ryan Mason, yielding mixed results.

With the conclusion of the Premier League season drawing near, Tottenham finds themselves in a position where winning their final two fixtures is crucial to secure European football for the upcoming 2023-24 campaign. However, missing out on European qualification is unlikely to hinder their long-term search for a new manager.

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Bournemouth at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, White Hart Lane, England on 15 April 2023. Photo by Guliver Image

Chairman Daniel Levy faces pressure to bring clarity to the director of football role, which may have affected the interest of potential candidates like Julian Nagelsmann. Nonetheless, recent reports from Football Insider suggest that Arne Slot is increasingly likely to become Spurs’ next head coach.

Feyenoord’s recent confirmation as Eredivisie champions, having suffered only one league defeat throughout the entire campaign, solidifies Slot’s credentials. He led the team to the final of the Europa Conference League in his debut season at De Kuip, raising his profile and attracting attention beyond Tottenham Hotspur.

According to sources, the 44-year-old manager has impressed the Spurs hierarchy during talks and is now considered the frontrunner for the position. Although no deal has been finalized, Tottenham is expected to put together a proposal for Slot in the near future, despite reports suggesting a potential cost of £6m for his appointment.

Feyenoord will likely attempt to retain Slot’s services, given their desire to keep hold of the talented Dutchman. However, it appears unlikely that they will succeed in persuading him to stay at this stage.

If Slot ultimately joins Tottenham Hotspur, it will mark his first venture outside of his homeland, both as a player and as a manager. Prior to his successful tenure at Feyenoord, Slot’s only experience was with AZ Alkmaar, where he suffered just ten defeats in 58 matches. In total, he has achieved 96 victories in 157 games as a manager for both his former and current clubs.

ROTTERDAM – Huldiging Feyenoord Coolsingel , Voetbal , Seizoen 2022/2023 , Eredivisie , Coolsingel , 15-05-2023 , ,Feyenoord player Orkun Kokcu, Feyenoord trainer Arne Slot Huldiging Feyenoord Coolsingel Photo by Guliver Image

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