Simon Jordan has endorsed the idea of Tottenham signing Arne Slot, insisting that the Feyenoord man ticks plenty of boxes for the North London club.
Less than a week after Arne Slot lead Feyenoord to a historic Eredivisie triumph, it appears that he is already edging closer to leaving De Kuip to move to the Premier League.
Football Insider reported on Friday that the Tottenham hierarchy were extremely impressed when they interviewed the 44-year-old this week and they are now convinced that he is the right man for the job.
The publication explained that while it is not a done deal just yet, talks between the parties are now progressing well, with a willingness on all sides to get the deal done.
Jordan has insisted that winning the Eredivisie title with a club like Feyenoord is certainly not something to be scoffed at and suggested that Tottenham would be signing a manager on the up.
The journalist also remarked that the brand of football that Slot would play would get the Tottenham fans on board with the appointment.
When asked about the speculation linking the Dutch coach with a move to Spurs, the former Crystal Palace owner told talkSPORT (18 May, 11.40 pm): “I am not a great admirer of the Eredivisie because I don’t think it’s as competitive a league. But notwithstanding, you can only win what you’re in.
“(Feyenoord) is not one of those teams that has been bought and paid for like PSG, which dominates the French league.
“So, to win the league that they are in, the manager’s got to be very good at what he’s doing.”
“If you’ve got a style of football that is very appealing, then you might just have yourself an individual who can tick a few boxes.
“The guy is still at an age where he is not past his best, and not necessarily in a space where (he feels) he is right about everything like Conte or Mourinho might have been.
“He plays a style of football that will shut the Spurs fans up. (And) he knows how to win.”
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Jordan’s points are valid and the one additional box that Slot ticks is also man-management.
After having two divisive managers in Mourinho and Conte, who have a confrontational style, the club desperately needed to bring someone that would bring the dressing room together.
Slot appears to be a coach who players love playing for.
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