Tottenham Hotspur’s No. 1 candidate to become the club’s next manager, Arne Slott, is expected to make a number of changes to the style of play.
According to the UK’s Evening Standard, “Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy wants the team to play flowing, aggressive and pleasing to the eye football. Slott fits the bill. He seeks quick possession and relentless forward pressure.”스포츠토토
“Tottenham are more used to a completely different style of soccer to Slott’s style,” the outlet continued. Under their last three managers, they have played a predominantly counter-attacking style of soccer. But Slott is the man to change that quickly.”
Slott is a 44-year-old Dutch coach who has spent most of his coaching career in the Dutch top flight with Zwolle, AZ Alkmaar and now Feyenoord. He made waves in the 2019-20 season when he led Alkmaar to a fierce title challenge with Ajax. However, they finished second on goal difference as the league ended early due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Since last season, he has been at the helm of Feyenoord. In particular, Slott has been impressive this season. He has led Feyenoord to the top of the Dutch Eredivisie, beating the likes of PSV Eindhoven and Ajax, and recently clinched the title early with two league games remaining. Tottenham have been impressed with his abilities and want him.
Tottenham sacked Antonio Conte midway through last season. The club rebounded from an early-season slump to qualify for the UEFA Champions League (UCL). However, the club’s underperformance continued throughout the season, and the club parted ways with Conte at the end of March.
Since then, the club has been operating under an acting manager. Initially, Christian Stellini, who was the head coach under Conte, took over the role. However, Sturridge also left after the 1-6 defeat to Newcastle United. Tottenham is now led by Ryan Mason in an ‘acting head coach’ system.
Initially, Tottenham’s plan is to see out the season with Mason in charge and then appoint a permanent manager before the start of next season. Initially, Julian Nagelsmann, who was recently sacked by Bayern Munich, and former manager Mauricio Pochettino were rumored to be candidates, but both are now far from the next manager.
According to Sky Sports in the United Kingdom, Slott recently mentioned the possibility of a move to the English Premier League (EPL). When asked about the Tottenham job, he said, “Now is not the time to talk about it. We have a game this weekend,” he said, adding, “If I have to leave Feyenoord in a few years, the next step will be abroad, not in the Netherlands.”
“I’ve always said the EPL is the best league in the world,” Slott continued. “I’ve always said that the EPL is the best league in the world. There are a lot of interesting leagues now, with Italian Serie A clubs in the top tier of the UCL, but for sure the EPL is the biggest league in the world.
Initially, Feyenoord had planned to re-sign Slott. They also planned to double his salary. However, with Tottenham actively expressing interest, things have taken a different turn. The Spurs appointment is becoming more and more concrete.