Tottenham Hotspur are now in an advanced position to appoint Feyenoord boss Arne Slot as their next manager, claims Sky Sports’ Gianluca di Marzio. The Lilywhites are yet to officially appoint a permanent successor to Antonio Conte, who was fired in March.
Tottenham Hotspur Closing in on Arne Slot Appointment
Spurs Hold Positive Talks With Slot Over Managerial Role
Tottenham have had a chaotic season in terms of their managerial situation. They opted to give Conte’s assistant Cristian Stellini the position of interim manager after his sacking but ended up having to part ways with him and then appoint Ryan Mason to oversee the senior squad for the final games of the season.
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Amid all this, they’ve continued their search for a new manager. As per Di Marzio, Spurs have held positive talks with Slot over the position. It’s also added that the Dutch manager is a serious candidate for the managerial role. Spurs are taking their time in appointing the new manager after the kind of trouble they faced in recent seasons with Conte and Jose Mourinho. The Lilywhites are also currently vying for a strong finish to a disappointing Premier League season and qualify for Europe next season.
What Can Slot Bring to Tottenham?
The 44-year-old manager started his coaching career in 2013, working as a youth coach in Holland before climbing the ranks. His first breakthrough came when he became an assistant coach at Az Alkmaar in 2019 and spent a few seasons with them.
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In 2020, Slot joined Feyenoord. He has done an admirable job with them and even took them to the quarter-finals of the UEFA Europa League this season, where they lost to Jose Mourinho’s AS Roma side. The Dutchman has a 64.65% win rate as Feyenoord’s manager, having won 64 of the 99 games he has been in charge of and overseen them score 230 goals during that time. Slot has been hailed as a “fantastic person and fantastic trainer” in the past by his ex-player Myron Moadu and could be a smart acquisition for Spurs.