Slot was very keen on Leeds move, would love to take over Tottenham
Dutch journalist Marcel van der Kraan has told TalkSPORT (Thursday, 11.10AM) that Arne Slot was “very keen” on a move to Leeds United but Feyenoord blocked a move – and claims that he would love to take over at Tottenham.
Slot, 44, was linked with a move to Leeds. He initially hinted at a move to Elland Road after the exit of Jesse Marsch, by saying he would answer his phone if Leeds called. But, he then said he stayed to create “something beautiful”.
Having stayed in the Netherlands for his entire playing career, and continues to remain in his home country since becoming a manager – Slot has never won the Eredivisie title. His Feyenoord side are eight points clear this term.
So, it was always going to be tricky to get him out of Feyenoord – at least, until the summer. The Times reported this week that Leeds and Spurs are not the only clubs interested. Indeed, Palace and West Ham are considering Slot.
“Leeds offered £5m to attract Slot. He was very keen; Feyenoord said no. There’s a clause in his contract next year. Palace are a serious option, he’d love to coach Tottenham – but clubs will have to pay a massive fee to get him.”
Arne Slot very keen on Leeds move, would love to take over Tottenham
The manager is going to be hot property this summer. Of course, he will want to see his job out at Feyenoord and even then, with Feyenoord set to qualify for the Champions League – taking his side to that competition is tempting.
But so is a move to the Premier League, even a club without European football. The chance to join big clubs in West Ham, Palace or Leeds. A Spurs move may be beyond him now, but Slot clearly has the managerial talent to do so.