90 min have revealed that Tottenham’s pursuit of Arne Slot broke down since the Premier League club were not willing to pay the compensation fee that Feyenoord demanded for their head coach.
This morning, Slot himself put an end to the speculation over his future by insisting that he will remain at Feyenoord next season and build on his work at the club.
It has subsequently been reported that the Dutch coach has agreed to sign a new contract at De Kuip, which is expected to be confirmed soon (Fabrizio Romano).
90 min have now explained that Spurs had spoken with Feyenoord to get a deal for Slot over the line but the Eredivisie club had demanded £10m to part ways with their head coach and a further £7.5m for his coaching team, who the 44-year-old refused to leave behind.
That disagreement could not be solved, which is why the talks between the parties eventually broke down.
The outlet adds that Tottenham still hold an interest in Ruben Amorim and Luis Enrique while the likes of Ange Postecoglou, Thomas Frank, Marco Silva, Brendan Rodgers and Graham Potter have all been discussed by the club internally.
Slot spoke earlier today confirm his future with Dutch champions, as quoted by the BBC: “I have been hearing a lot of rumours going around about other interest in me,”
“Although I am thankful, my wish is to stay at Feyenoord and continue working on what we created last year.
“There is not – and there has not been – transfer conversation and yesterday’s meeting was exclusively for an extension. All talks with the club have always been only in that sense. Looking forward to next season with Feyenoord.”
Spurs Web Opinion
Paying around £18m in compensation for a manager is almost unheard of but having said that, given the situation Tottenham find themselves in at the moment, perhaps they should have considered paying the fee.
Not only have they now seemingly missed out on the coach who they deemed to be the best fit for the role but they also have to deal with the negative press that comes as a result of the deal collapsing in its final stages. Over to you, Daniel Levy…
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