Tottenham Hotspur are close to appointing Arne Slot as their new manager, according to multiple reports.
The highly regarded Dutchman, who has had a successful tenure at Feyenoord, is expected to take the helm at the North London club.
The Daily Mail reported yesterday that negotiations are currently underway and that a £6million compensation fee is set to secure his services.
Renowned journalist Fabrizio Romano also weighed in on the situation, stating on his YouTube channel that internal discussions within the club have pointed towards Slot as the front-runner for the managerial role. He emphasised that Slot is highly appreciated internally at Spurs and has emerged as the “big favorite” for the job.
And now transfer insider Dean Jones has claimed that Arne Slot himself “wants the job.” The Dutchman is reportedly eager to make the move to the Premier League side, viewing it as a long-awaited opportunity.
However, the appointment may still take some time, as Tottenham has yet to finalise the appointment of a sporting director.
The process of securing a sporting director is believed to be a crucial step before finalizing the managerial appointment.
He told GiveMeSport:
“The most interesting development in the Slot case is that he wants the job. I think that’s what we’ve been waiting for.”
“It’s been quite clear all along that getting the sporting director sorted first would be key to the managerial appointment, which makes me wonder if that process is further down the line than we understand right now.”
Tottenham supporters eagerly await an official announcement from the club, hoping for a swift resolution to the ongoing managerial saga.
While Arne Slot may not have been the preferred choice for some fans, given the availability of high-profile names like Julian Nagelsmann, Mauricio Pochettino, and Luis Enrique, there is optimism that Slot, with the right resources and time, can lead Tottenham to rebuild Tottenham and turn them into a side that competes with the top clubs in England and Europe again.