Following Antonio Conte’s dismissal in March, there have been numerous names linked with a potential move to North London – including Julian Nagelsmann, Mauricio Pochettino, Rúben Amorim and Luis Enrique. Those rumours have died down recently though, as the Lilywhites seemed to favour the appointment of Arne Slot.
Slot joined Feyenoord in December 2020, after leaving AZ Alkmaar to take on the challenge of restoring one of the Netherlands’ greatest historical clubs to their former glory. Under his leadership, De club aan de Maas won the 2022/23 Eredivisie title – only their second since the turn of the millennium.
There’s no doubt that Slot is a phenomenal manager, but the Dutchman seems to have distanced himself from a move to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. In a press conference, he said that he has ‘been hearing a lot of rumours going around about other interest in me,’ but clarified that his wish ‘is to stay at Feyenoord and continue working on what we created last year.‘
Spurs’ inability to find a new manager is proving rather embarrassing for the club – who replaced Antonio Conte with his assistant Cristian Stellini. The Italian lasted just four games though, and it’s Ryan Mason who has seen out the remainder of the season.