Tottenham poised to approach Feyenoord for title-winning Arne Slot
Tottenham Hotspur are stepping up their efforts to appoint a new manager for next season, with Feyenoord head coach Arne Slot being touted as one of the main candidates for the job.
Spurs have been searching for a new man to lead the side, after Antonio Conte left the club midway through this season, followed by the departure of Cristian Stellini just a few weeks later, after Tottenham suffered a damning 6-1 loss away to Newcastle United.
Ryan Mason has since taken charge as caretaker manager, and while performances have somewhat improved, Tottenham have only picked up four points from a possible 12 in the four games that he has managed.
As a result, Daniel Levy is keen to seal the arrival of a new manager, and reports are indicating that Slot could be the man for the job.
The Daily Telegraph's Matt Law on Wednesday reported that Tottenham have increased their interest in the Feyenoord manager, and the Dutch side is poised for an approach.
Similarly, the Daily Mail's Sami Mokbel, has also stated that Slot is emerging as a strong candidate for the managerial role at the club. He also added that while Spurs are insisting there is no top target, he is high in the thoughts of the Spurs hierarchy.
Other names have been earmarked as candidates in the past, including Julian Nagelsmann and Luis Enrique, yet links to both have died off over recent weeks.
Slot has led Feyenoord to a memorable season, as the Dutch giants won their 16th Eredivisie title after a 3-0 win over Go Ahead Eagles, their first league title since 2016/17. This was coupled with an impressive run in the UEFA Europa League, only being knocked out by AS Roma in extra-time in the quarter-finals.
The Dutch manager is known for his attractive style of play, and his appointment would see Tottenham most likely revert to a formation that has been the favourite of many fans over the years, 4-2-3-1. This, together with the prospect of a 4-3-3, will come as a welcome change after Spurs have played a more defensive 3-4-3 system since Conte took over the job back in November 2021.
Additionally, Spurs will need to completely overhaul the squad, with plenty of players seemingly being on the way out. However, which players actually leave remains to be seen, as Slot, or any other manager that comes in, will want to assess the whole squad before making any rash decisions.