Dutch journalists Simon Zwartkruis and Stef de Bont believe it is becoming increasingly likely that Feyenoord manager Arne Slot will leave the club in the summer to take the job at Tottenham Hotspur.
Tottenham are once again looking for a new permanent manager after they parted ways with Antonio Conte. His former assistant Cristian Stellini is currently in charge of first-team affairs until the end of the season.
Multiple managers have been linked with taking the role on a permanent basis come the summer, and Slot remains one of the names on chairman Daniel Levy’s reported shortlist.
According to recent details in the Daily Express, Levy and other members of the Spurs board are thought to be a fan of Slot’s style of possession-based football.
Slot has been with Feyenoord since the summer of 2021 and has already led the Dutch side to the final of the Europa Conference League last season.
The 44-year-old has also overseen Feyenoord’s charge for the Eredivisie title this year.
Speaking to Voetbal International and SoccerNews, Zwartkruis and de Bont suggested that Slot’s efforts in the Netherlands will make it almost impossible for Feyenoord to keep their manager should big clubs come knocking.
SportWitness add that the journalists predicted there is a ‘real chance’ that Slot will join Spurs.
Zwartkruis said: “It will be difficult if those kinds of clubs continue. But I think it’s good that the club gives him a signal that he is very important for their future. I don’t think he is cancelling Spurs because Van den Belt has joined.”
De Bont added: “I think it is very late. I have the impression that there is too much interest. He has now profiled himself so well that there is almost no turning back for Arne Slot.”
Spurs Web Opinion
I am liking the idea of Slot becoming the new Spurs boss more and more as time goes by.
He has done a wonderful job at Feyenoord and, despite the gulf in quality between the Dutch League and the Premier League here, there’s no doubt managerial talent can translate across the two divisions.
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