Slot guidelines himself out of vacant Tottenham job
Tottenham have suffered a significant blow of their seek for a brand new head coach with main candidate Arne Slot confirming he desires to remain at Feyenoord.
ESPN reported earlier this month that Slot had emerged as a severe contender in Spurs’ plans to exchange Antonio Conte, who was sacked on March 27 after 16 months in cost.
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Sources say Tottenham’s makes an attempt to prise Slot from Feyenoord have intensified in current days, with Spurs additionally making an strategy for common supervisor Dennis te Kloese to fill their vacant sporting director place following Fabio Paratici’s resignation final month.
Nevertheless, Te Kloese instructed ESPN Netherlands’ morning present “Goedemorgen Eredivisie” on Sunday he had rejected a suggestion from Spurs and stated Slot would do the identical — an expectation the 44-year-old has now met.
Talking on Thursday, Slot indicated he’s now more likely to signal a brand new take care of Feyenoord.
“I have heard a lot about the interest of other clubs in me,” he stated. “I am grateful for the appreciation that expresses this, but my wish is to stay at Feyenoord and continue to build on the foundation that has been laid over the past two seasons.
“There aren’t any switch talks and there haven’t been any and yesterday’s dialogue was solely a few potential extension: All talks with Feyenoord are solely centered on that. I stay up for the brand new season at Feyenoord.”
Slot has a buyout clause in his contract but it does not become active until 2024. One source told ESPN that Feyenoord would have been due compensation in the region of £6 million had Slot departed, a figure which would not have been prohibitive to Spurs.
However, Slot has effectively ruled himself out of the running, leaving Tottenham to return to their shortlist of alternatives which include former Spain boss Luis Enrique and Bayer Leverkusen’s Xabi Alonso.
Mainz’s Bo Svensson has also been discussed internally but sources close to Tottenham have repeatedly insisted there are no plans to pursue a deal for former Bayern Munich boss Julian Nagelsmann.