Tottenham have been decided to usher in Feyenoord boss Arne Slot as their head coach; the Dutchman led Feyenoord to only their second Eredivisie title this century; Slot met his membership for talks however says they have been solely to increase his contract
By Lyall Thomas and Rob Dorsett
10:58, UK, Friday 26 Could 2023
Arne Slot says he’s staying at Feyenoord amid curiosity from Tottenham.
Spurs have been decided to get Slot after he secured the Eredivisie title with Feyenoord this season.
Tottenham have at all times pressured they’d no conversations instantly with Slot or Feyenoord, and by no means remark publicly on workers of different soccer golf equipment.
Sky Sports activities Information have additionally been advised that Spurs’ bosses really feel Slot used their curiosity in him to get an improved contract within the Netherlands – and it’s absolutely anticipated he’ll now signal a brand new cope with Feyenoord.
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy continues to be in search of a full-time substitute for Antonio Conte
In an announcement issued to Sky Sports activities Information by his representatives on Thursday morning, Slot stated: “I’ve been listening to plenty of rumours going round about different golf equipment’ curiosity in me.
“Though I’m grateful my want is to remain at Feyenoord and proceed engaged on what we created final yr.
“There’s not – and there has not – been switch dialog and yesterday’s assembly [with Feyenoord] was completely for an extension.
“All talks with the membership have at all times been solely in that sense. Wanting ahead to subsequent season with Feyenoord.”
Sky Sports activities Information’ Lyall Thomas joins Peter Smith to elucidate what’s subsequent in Tottenham’s seek for a supervisor after goal Arne Slot dedicated his future to Feyenoord.
The place do Spurs go from right here?
Sky Sports activities Information’ senior reporter Rob Dorsett:
“So far as Tottenham are involved, it is a disappointment. However they have been by no means concrete of their method for Slot. It by no means received to any formal stage of discussions with him or Feyenoord, so Spurs will transfer on.
“When Nuno Espirito Santo was appointed, it took Spurs 76 days earlier than he received the job. It has been precisely 60 days since Antonio Conte was sacked as Spurs supervisor. This is not taking place rapidly for Spurs – however that is deliberate, from my understanding.
“They need to be thorough and do their due diligence of their strategy of appointing a brand new supervisor. They’ll take their time.
“I perceive Spurs followers’ frustrations: they want to know who their new supervisor goes to be so the membership can begin understanding switch plans. However there isn’t any rush from Spurs’ perspective.
“They do not need to play any extra soccer after Sunday’s last sport of the Premier League till subsequent season. It offers Daniel Levy time to think about their choices and take a look at the opposite managers who might be within the operating.
“We all know Ange Postecoglou of Celtic has been on their checklist. Roberto De Zerbi has been doing a unbelievable job at Brighton, he is on their checklist, as is Marco Silva at Fulham. They’ve additionally been linked with out-of-work managers together with Luis Enrique they usually have lengthy tracked the work of Graham Potter and Brendan Rodgers.
“The reality is: we do not know to who Spurs go subsequent from right here. They’re again to the drafting board. However there’s an in depth recruitment plan as to who they need as their subsequent supervisor – however after a little bit of unhealthy blood on each side, it will not be Arne Slot.”
Mason: I am prepared for the Spurs job
Tottenham’s interim boss Ryan Mason believes he is able to step as much as the plate for Spurs ought to he be given the full-time job as he appears to finish the season in a European place
Spurs appearing head coach Ryan Mason believes he is able to step as much as the plate for Spurs ought to he be given the full-time job.
Nonetheless, the 31-year-old – who’s in his second stint in caretaker cost of the membership – has solely gained one out of his 5 video games on this newest interval within the Spurs dugout.
Talking earlier than Tottenham’s 3-1 loss to Brentford on the weekend, Mason stated: “I’ve stated that I really feel prepared to assist this membership on this second and I completely belief my staff, I belief the individuals at this membership.
“After all, these choices are membership choices, however I stay assured in who I’m, who my teaching staff are as individuals.
“I really feel like we have now reference to this membership and the gamers and we will have an effect on this brief area of time.
“Going ahead, these are issues which can be sooner or later. They’re not likely on my thoughts at this second in time, we’re simply making an attempt to create one thing proper now and we have tried to do this.
“We’re doing OK at that but it surely’s necessary that we get outcomes on the soccer pitch.”