Frank de Boer has said that Arne Slot may be tempted to leave Feyenoord this summer as a chance to manage a club like Tottenham does not come around every day.
It has been reported by multiple sources over the last week that Arne Slot has now emerged as the number one candidate to take over at Tottenham after the North London club were impressed by the Dutchman during his interview (Football Insider).
The Daily Mail revealed this morning that although formal discussions between Spurs and Feyenoord are yet to take place, an official approach from the North London club is expected later this week.
The report explained that the 44-year-old’s representatives will meet with the Eredivisie club on Wednesday and could express a willingness to leave De Kuip.
The publication suggested that Slot would want to take his assistants, Marino Pusic and Sipke Hulsoff, with him to Spurs, with Feyenoord expected to demand over £6m in compensation from the Premier League club.
De Boer hinted that while an opportunity to lead Feyenoord into the Champions League next season might be tempting for the Dutchman, he might find it hard to turn down an offer from a top Premier League side.
When asked what he would do if he was in Slot’s shoes, the former Netherlands manager told Soccer News: “I would go into the Champions League with Feyenoord. That’s a whole other dimension again.
“Sometimes people say: ‘A train like that only comes along once and then you have to jump on it.’ Maybe Tottenham is like that, because it’s just a fantastic club.
“Look, the Premier League is the most beautiful league in the world. You really are at a privileged ‘club’ if you get to be one of the 20 managers there.
“In that respect, I can totally understand if he steps in. On the other hand, I think yes, you did a fantastic job and now you can also show it in the Champions League. That would be fantastic.
“I don’t know if it’s about the money. What I just said: there are only 20 managers who can work in the Premier League, which is a unique opportunity. That doesn’t come along very often.
“I think Slot is just a very good trainer. His time will come, you know. In another league, but certainly also in the Premier League.”
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Slot will be well aware that if he stays at Feyenoord and the club end up having an underwhelming campaign in 2023-24, he might never get the chance to manage a top Premier League club again in his career.
So, he would be keen to take this opportunity and show what he can do against the best managers in the world.
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