What would Tottenham Hotspur look like under Arne Slott?
Britain’s ‘The Guardian’ reported on April 24 (KST) that “Slott is ready to talk to Feyenoord about his future. Tottenham are interested in Slott, 먹튀검증 who won the Dutch Eredivisie title this season. On Wednesday, Slott’s agent Raffaella Pimenta will meet with Feyenoord president Denis Tekloze and a Tottenham bid will be a topic of conversation,” the report said.
“Spurs are in need of a new manager after Fabio Paratici’s departure. However, they want to appoint a new coach first. Slott is under contract at Feyenoord until 2025 and it could cost Tottenham a lot of money to bring him in.”
Last summer, Tottenham made a number of big signings, including the likes of Christian Benteke, Yves Bissouma and Ivan Perisic, as they attempted to escape relegation under ‘championship hitman’ Antonio Conte.
As it stands, the UEFA Europa Conference League (UECL) is a tough one. With the Champions League (UCL) and Europa League (UEL) already out of the question for first through fourth place, only the Europa Conference (UECL) remains. Spurs need to catch Leeds United in the final round and then hope that Aston Villa lose to Brighton.
Things aren’t looking good off the field either. The Spurs hierarchy, including chairman Daniel Levy, have been working to find their next manager but have made no progress. With the club’s status for next season’s European competition still up in the air, negotiations are difficult.
In the meantime, Slott has emerged as a candidate for the job. He showed promise with Feyenoord, finishing runner-up in the UECL in 2021-22 and winning the Dutch Eredivisie in 2022-23. Expectations are similar to those of Erik ten Haag, who took over at Manchester United last season after leaving Ajax and won the English Football League Cup.
According to Talk Sport in the UK, Tottenham will switch from a back three to a back four and play a new game plan. The projected starting lineup is also unconventional. The likes of Harry Kane, Eric Dier, Xherdan Shaqiri, Ivan Perisic, and Hugo Lloris have been left out.
Instead, Feyenoord’s protégés are included. Santiago Jimenez at striker up front, Orkun Koku in the middle of the second line, and David Hantsko at center back. Destiny Udoji, on loan from Udinese, and Brentford goalkeeper David Lallana completed the 4-2-3-1 formation. Under Slott, Spurs are expected to be a completely different team.