Rafael Van der Vaart has urged Tottenham Hotspur to appoint Feyenoord’s Arne Slot as their next head coach.
Slot has completely transformed Feyenoord’s fortunes since taking over at De Kuip, with the club now on course to win their first league title since 1999.
The Dutch coach has also got the team playing possession-based, high-octane, attacking football, which might tick a very important box for Spurs.
That is perhaps why reports over the last couple of weeks have indicated that Slot is one of the names on Tottenham’s radar to replace Antonio Conte (The Times).
In fact, The Daily Star even reported a few days ago that the 44-year-old is now part of Spurs’ four-man shortlist, alongside Julian Nagelsmann, Vincent Kompany and Thomas Frank.
De Telegraaf claimed earlier this week that the release clause in Slot’s contract would only become active in 2024, which means that Spurs would have to negotiate a fee with Feyenoord if they want the Dutchman this summer.
Van der Vaart believes that his compatriot would be the ideal fit for his former club. He told BBC Radio 5 Live: “I think he is one of the biggest talents as a coach, he would be an ideal [appointment].
“I think it’s a good option for Tottenham.”
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Slot ticks several boxes for Spurs but the one thing that counts against him is his lack of experience in a top league.
Not only would that make him a risky appointment but it also means that the players and the fans might view the move as lacking ambition.
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