Tottenham had been determined to bring in Feyenoord boss Arne Slott as their head coach The Dutchman led Feyenoord to their second Eredivisie title of the century Slott met with his club for talks, but says they ought to have just extended his contract
Lyall Thomas and Rob Dorset
ten:58 UK Friday 26 Might 2023
Arne Slott says he is staying at Feyenoord since of interest from Tottenham.
Spurs had been determined to land Slott just after he secured the Eredivisie title with Feyenoord this season.
Tottenham have constantly stressed that they have not spoken straight to Slott or Feyenoord and by no means publicly comment on staff of other football clubs.
Sky Sports News have also been told that Spurs chiefs think Slott has employed their interest in him to safe an enhanced contract in Holland – and he is completely anticipated to now sign a new deal with Feyenoord.
Image: Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is nonetheless hunting for a permanent replacement for Antonio Conte
In a statement to Ski Sports News by his representatives on Thursday morning, Slott mentioned: “I’ve heard a lot of rumors about interest from other clubs in me.
“Even though I am grateful, my wish is to remain at Feyenoord and continue to operate on what we produced final year.”
“There is no – and there is no – discussion about the transfer and yesterday’s meeting [with Feyenoord] was exclusively for extension.
“All conversations with the club had been constantly only in that sense. I am hunting forward to the subsequent season with Feyenoord.”
Sky Sports News’ Lyall Thomas joins Peter Smith to clarify what is subsequent in Tottenham’s managerial search just after target Arne Slott committed his future to Feyenoord.
Exactly where did the Spurs come from?
Sky Sports News Senior Reporter Rob Dorsett:
“As far as Tottenham are concerned, it really is a disappointment.” But they had been by no means precise in their strategy for Slott. There was by no means any formal stage of talks with him or Feyenoord, so Spurs will move on.
“When Nuno Espirito Santo was appointed, it took Spurs 76 days just before he got the job. It has been precisely 60 days considering that Antonio Conte was sacked as Spurs manager. This is not taking place swiftly for Spurs – but that is on objective, as I recognize it.
“They want to be thorough and cautiously go by means of the course of action of appointing a new manager.” It will take time.
“I recognize the frustrations of Spurs fans: they would like to know who their new manager will be so the club can commence producing transfer plans. But from a Spurs point of view there is no rush.
“They do not have to play football once again just after Sunday’s final Premier League game till subsequent season.” That offers Daniel Levy time to think about his choices and appear at other managers who could be in the operating.
“We know Ange Postecoglou from Celtic was on their list. Roberto De Zerbi is carrying out a amazing job at Brighton, he’s on their list, as is Marco Silva at Fulham. They’ve also been linked with out-of-operate managers like Luis Enrique and they’ve been followed the operate of Graham Potter and Brendan Rogers.
“It is accurate: we do not know who Spurs will go with from right here. They are back to the drawing board. But there is an in depth recruitment drive on who they want as their subsequent manager – but just after a bit of poor blood on each sides, it will not be Arne Slott. “
Mason: I am prepared for the Spurs job
Tottenham interim boss Ryan Mason believes he is prepared to move up the ranks with Spurs if he is provided the complete-time job as he aims to finish the season in a European spot.
Acting Spurs head coach Ryan Mason believes he is prepared to step up for Spurs if provided a complete-time job.
Nevertheless, the 31-year-old – in his second spell at the club – has won just 1 of his 5 games in this newest spell in the Spurs dugout.
Speaking ahead of Tottenham’s three-1 defeat by Brentford at the weekend, Mason mentioned: “I mentioned I really feel prepared to support this club at the moment and I totally think in my group, I think in the men and women at this club.
“Of course, these choices are the choices of the club, but I stay confident in who I am, who my coaching group is as men and women.
“I really feel we have a excellent connection with this club and the players and we can make an effect in this quick time.
“In the future, these are factors that are in the future.” They are not on my thoughts correct now, we’re just attempting to generate one thing correct now and we’ve attempted to do that.
“It is going effectively for us, but it really is significant to get final results on the football field.”