Feyenoord boss Arne Slot 'agrees' to join Tottenham

Feyenoord boss Arne Slot has reportedly agreed to become ‘s next manager.

The 44-year-old led the Dutch side to the Eredivisie title this year and backlink has

The north London club have been without a permanent manager since parting ways with Antonio Conte in March, before a subsequent period that has seen them fall out of Champions League contention to eighth in the Premier League.

Yet it appears a solution has now been found, with reporting that Slot is keen to join Spurs and that talks are ongoing.

They also claim his release clause is around £6million, with Feyenoord unwilling to part ways with a winning manager.

Eredivisie winning-Feyenoord boss Arne Slot has ‘agreed’ to become Tottenham manager

Spurs have been without a permanent boss since sacking Antonio Conte in March

Despite this, Slot recently spoke candidly of his future prospects.

‘My departure can also be good for the club,’ ‘but if there is no dream club then I will stay.In football it is commonplace that you talk to clubs. I am not saying that I have done it now, but it is not forbidden that I talk to other clubs.’ 

Feyenoord chief Dennis te Kloese said at the time that Slot had , but it appears talks have progressed since then.

He would not be the first successful Dutch coach to join a top Premier League club, following Erik ten Hag’s move to Manchester United last summer after winning three league titles with Ajax.

The 53-year-old has already secured the League Cup in his first season at Old Trafford and will have a shot at another trophy in the FA Cup final, while United also look set to secure Champions League football. 

Slot, who was approached by Leeds earlier this season but opted to stay in Rotterdam, began his coaching career with AZ in 2019 following a two-decade playing career, and moved to Feyenoord in 2021.

He took them to the Europa Conference League final in his first season in charge, before securing a first league title since 2017 in his second. 

For Tottenham, appointing Slot could help the club get back to basics after a chastening season, , they will need to ensure the right people are put around him to avoid mistakes made with other recent managers.

Slot recently spoke openly about his future and said it may be ‘good’ for the club if he left

Cristian Stellini (left) and Ryan Mason (right) have both struggled as acting managers this term

Spurs may be buoyed by the success of Erik ten Hag, another manager brought to the Premier League after success in the Netherlands

Cristian Stellini was the first post-Conte manager at Spurs earlier this season, but he left the role following a 6-1 defeat to Newcastle in his sixth game in charge.

Ryan Mason has led the side since and performances have improved, but Spurs have taken just one win from five games under the 31-year-old, who is generally considered too inexperienced for such a big role.

Tottenham have one game remaining this season as they travel to Leeds on the final day of the campaign.

If results go their way, they could rise to seventh in the table, but it will be a tough game against Sam Allardyce’s relegation-threatened side.

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