English Premier League Tottenham Hotspur, which is looking for Antonio Conte’s successor, has decided on Arne Slot (44) as Feyenoord manager. On the 22nd (Korean time), British Sky Sports reported that “Tottenham has decided to recruit manager Slot as the next manager.”
According to reports, Slot’s agent, Rafaele Pimenta, said to Feyenoord, “Coach Slot wants to negotiate with Tottenham,” and “Let’s discuss ways to end the contract with Feyenoord.”
Earlier, Feyenoord club director Denis de Chloe told ESPN that there had been no official approach from Tottenham until this weekend. However, if Slot’s agent arranges a negotiation window through talks with the Feyenoord club, Tottenham can officially contact Slot after Feyenoord’s last game of the season this weekend.
De Chloé told ESPN that Tottenham had offered him the sporting director job, but he turned it down. The reason for the refusal is that the financial conditions are significantly higher than the current one, but the uncertainty about Tottenham’s club project.
Sky Sports analyzed, “The offer to sign De Chloé shows how great Tottenham are eager to bring in manager Slot and apply Feyenoord’s methodology.”
After the sack of manager Conte, candidates for Tottenham manager include former Bayern Munich manager Julian Nagelsmann, former Paris Saint-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino, and former Spain national team manager Luis Enrique.
However, as it became known that Tottenham was looking for a progressive and new manager who could use modern football performance, manager Slot rose rapidly.
Coach Slot attracted attention by leading AZ Alkmaar to runner-up in the Dutch Eredivisie in the 2019-20 season, the first year of the command tower. The winning points were the same as Ajax with 56 points, but they were pushed behind the goal difference. If the season had not been shortened due to the new coronavirus infection (Corona 19), it would have been possible to aim for the championship.
Slot, who was on a winning streak at Alkmaar, was notified of his dismissal in December 2020 when it was discovered that he had held secret negotiations with Feyenoord. However, he was able to continue his career when he signed for Feyenoord. From the 2021-22 season, he took charge of Feyenoord, and from his first year in charge, he achieved the achievement of finishing runners-up in the Europa Conference League. He also brought the team from 5th place the previous season to 3rd in the league.
And with 79 points this season, Feyenoord won the Eredivisie championship trophy for the first time in 6 years. During 32 matches, they won 24 wins and drew 7 and lost only once. On the 21st, the first game after confirming the championship, he defeated Emmons 3-1 and accumulated 82 points. During his 33 matches, he won 25 times, drew 7 and lost 1.스포츠토토
Slot, who played as a midfielder as a player, prefers an offensive strategy based on possession, and is compared to Marcelo Bielsa among famous coaches. He mainly uses the 4-2-3-1 formation and also uses it as an attacker by raising the number 10 position high. England’s HITC described manager Slot as an ‘aggressive maniac’ and explained that “strong pressure and goals are what Tottenham fans want.”