Tottenham Hotspur are interested in Feyenoord manager Arne Slot for their vacant manager role.
According to reports, the North London club are prioritising signing a new sporting director before they finalise their manager for next season. But they have expressed an interest in Slot, along with Sporting manager Ruben Amorim and ex-Barcelona man Luis Enrique.
Reports in England have also suggested that Slot may now be the frontrunner for the job.
Slot responded to the rumours and said: “Now is not the moment to talk about it.” But more interestingly, he said: “My next step will not be a club in Holland”, clearly suggesting he would be open to a move to the Premier League.
Slot has done a stellar job at Feyenoord having won only their second Eredivisie title in this century. But the club are reportedly worried that they will lose their manager to Tottenham in the summer.
Sky Sports have reported that the Dutch club are willing to double Slot’s salary to convince him to stay, but are increasingly worried that the manager will leave for England.
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Dutch outlet De Telegraaf reported that a release clause exists in Slot’s contract, but it does not come into effect until next year. But this may help Spurs get a better deal to bail Slot out of his current contract.
Spurs are reportedly also interested in Celtic manager Ange Postecoglu, Roberto De Zerbi at Brighton, Fulham manager Marco SIlva and also Thomas Frank at Brentford. They are keeping their options open.
German coach Julian Nagelsmann was the previous favourite for the role but he reportedly rejected the chance recently.
Current caretaker boss Ryan Mason has also thrown his hat into the ring saying that he feels ready to take on the full-time job. Mason has previously been at the club as a player and is in his second stint as their caretaker manager.
Slot had rejected the chance to become the Leeds United manager earlier this season after Leeds sacked Jesse Marsch. Spurs might be able to sway the Dutchman away from Holland though at the end of the season.
Spurs Chief Daniel Levy has addressed the fans and said: “We shall spend the period ahead of next season working relentlessly to position our club for on-pitch success and football you will love to come and watch.”