Arne Slot: Feyenoord head coach staying with Dutch club amid hyperlinks to Tottenham | Football News

Tottenham had been determined to bring in Feyenoord boss Arne Slot as their head coach the Dutchman led Feyenoord to just their second Eredivisie title this century Slot met his club for talks but says they had been only to extend his contract

By Lyall Thomas and Rob Dorsett

ten:58, UK, Friday 26 Might 2023

Arne Slot says he is staying at Feyenoord amid interest from Tottenham.

Spurs had been determined to get Slot soon after he secured the Eredivisie title with Feyenoord this season.

Tottenham have generally stressed they had no conversations straight with Slot or Feyenoord, and in no way comment publicly on personnel of other football clubs.

Sky Sports News have also been told that Spurs’ bosses really feel Slot utilized their interest in him to get an enhanced contract in the Netherlands – and it is totally anticipated he will now sign a new deal with Feyenoord.

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is nonetheless seeking for a complete-time replacement for Antonio Conte

In a statement issued to Sky Sports News by his representatives on Thursday morning, Slot mentioned: “I have been hearing a lot of rumours going about about other clubs’ interest in me.

“While I am thankful my want is to remain at Feyenoord and continue functioning on what we developed final year.

“There is not – and there has not – been transfer conversation and yesterday’s meeting [with Feyenoord] was exclusively for an extension.

“All talks with the club have generally been only in that sense. Seeking forward to subsequent season with Feyenoord.”

Sky Sports News’ Lyall Thomas joins Peter Smith to clarify what’s subsequent in Tottenham’s search for a manager soon after target Arne Slot committed his future to Feyenoord.

Exactly where do Spurs go from right here?

Sky Sports News’ senior reporter Rob Dorsett:

“As far as Tottenham are concerned, it really is a disappointment. But they had been in no way concrete in their strategy for Slot. It in no way got to any formal stage of discussions with him or Feyenoord, so Spurs will move on.

“When Nuno Espirito Santo was appointed, it took Spurs 76 days ahead of he got the job. It really is been specifically 60 days due to the fact Antonio Conte was sacked as Spurs manager. This is not taking place immediately for Spurs – but that is deliberate, from my understanding.

“They want to be thorough and do their due diligence in their approach of appointing a new manager. They will take their time.

“I have an understanding of Spurs fans’ frustrations: they would like to know who their new manager is going to be so the club can start off functioning out transfer plans. But there is no rush from Spurs’ viewpoint.

“They never have to play any additional football soon after Sunday’s final game of the Premier League till subsequent season. It provides Daniel Levy time to take into consideration their choices and appear at the other managers who could be in the operating.

“We know Ange Postecoglou of Celtic has been on their list. Roberto De Zerbi has been performing a wonderful job at Brighton, he’s on their list, as is Marco Silva at Fulham. They’ve also been linked with out-of-function managers which includes Luis Enrique and they have lengthy tracked the function of Graham Potter and Brendan Rodgers.

“The truth is: we never know to who Spurs go subsequent from right here. They are back to the drawing board. But there is an substantial recruitment strategy as to who they want as their subsequent manager – but soon after a bit of negative blood on each sides, it will not be Arne Slot.”

Mason: I am prepared for the Spurs job

Tottenham’s interim boss Ryan Mason believes he is prepared to step up to the plate for Spurs should really he be offered the complete-time job as he appears to finish the season in a European spot

Spurs acting head coach Ryan Mason believes he is prepared to step up to the plate for Spurs should really he be offered the complete-time job.

Even so, the 31-year-old – who is in his second stint in caretaker charge of the club – has only won one particular out of his 5 games in this newest period in the Spurs dugout.

Speaking ahead of Tottenham’s three-1 loss to Brentford at the weekend, Mason mentioned: “I’ve mentioned that I really feel prepared to assist this club in this moment and I totally trust my group, I trust the persons at this club.

“Of course, these choices are club choices, but I stay confident in who I am, who my coaching group are as persons.

“I really feel like we have a very good connection with this club and the players and we can have an influence in this brief space of time.

“Going forward, these are factors that are in the future. They are not definitely on my thoughts at this moment in time, we’re just attempting to develop one thing correct now and we’ve attempted to do that.

“We’re performing OK at that but it really is vital that we get outcomes on the football pitch.”

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