ESPN Netherlands football analyst, Kenneth Perez, has urged Feyenoord to hand Anre Slot a blank cheque in order to keep him away from Tottenham’s clutches.
Slot is undoubtedly the most sought-after manager from the Eredivisie, having completely transformed the Feyenoord side since taking over last summer.
Multiple outlets have reported over the last few weeks that the Dutch coach is on Tottenham’s shortlist to replace Antonio Conte (The Times).
The latest such report came from The Daily Express, who described the Dutchman as a ‘firm outside contender’ for the Tottenham job a few days ago.
The publication explained that the 44-year-old has several admirers in the Spurs boardroom, thanks to the eye-catching brand of possession-based football that he has adopted at De Kuip.
Perez believes that it would be in Feyenoord’s interest to offer Slot a bumper new contract, even if it means that the club are not able to pursue their top summer transfer targets.
“The league remains the best prize. Then you are not only champion, but you also get much further as a club, because you see all those millions pouring in.
“Then the question is, what are you going to do with it? Are you going to offer Arne Slot a huge contract, which has never been seen in the Netherlands, or are you betting that you invest more in players and then with another trainer?”
“As a policymaker at Feyenoord, I would rather spend €10-15m on three years of Slot than invest it in three or four new players. In fact, you should give him a blank cheque.”
Perez revealed that Slot might be a little hesitant to move to England because of family reasons but urged the Feyenoord boss to take the job if the North London club came calling.
When asked about a possible move to Spurs, Perez explained: “If I were Slot, and Tottenham came along, I would go to Tottenham.
“But Slot has dropped that a departure would not be very convenient because of his children, who are in secondary school.
“That also says something about him. Maybe selfish, but if I could go to Tottenham, then we could also find a solution for the children.”
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If Slot was one of Tottenham’s top targets, Tottenham would have already made serious advances towards the Dutchman.
The fact that Spurs have seemingly not taken any firm steps in their managerial pursuit, suggests that they are determined to do all they can to get Nagelsmann and are prepared to wait until the summer for the German.
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