Arne Slot confirms he is ‘waiting’ for Liverpool to agree terms with Feyenoord over manager role

Feyenoord manager Arne Slot has confirmed that he wants to become the next Liverpool manager. The 45-year-old Dutchman is Liverpool’s preferred choice to succeed Jürgen Klopp this summer, although the Reds are yet to reach an agreement with Feyenoord. 

Speaking to ESPN ahead of Feyenoord’s Eredivisie clash with Go Ahead Eagles on Thursday, Slot said: ‘I’d like to become new Liverpool manager, my decisions is clear. Feyenoord and Liverpool are in talks to negotiate, l’m waiting to see what will come out of it.’ Slot added that he’s ‘confident’ an agreement will be reached between the two sides, but for the meantime he says he’s ‘waiting’ for the green light.

Liverpool had a €9m offer rejected by Feyenoord on Wednesday night, but the club remain in direct contact with Arne Slot who is dreaming of the move to Anfield. The Reds still have eyes on other targets, although Slot is their number one target.

Arne Slot spent his entire playing career in the Netherlands, featuring in midfield for PEC Zwolle, NAC Breda and Sparta Rotterdam. After hanging up his boots in 2013 at PEC Zwolle, Slot took up coaching roles at the club before being appointed as an assistant coach at Cambuur. In 2017, he joined AZ Alkmaar, initially working as an assistant before being appointed as head coach two years later. The Eredivisie was cancelled during his first season in charge due to Covid, but Slot guided the club to second place, level on points with Ajax.

Feyenoord came calling in 2021, and over the last three years Arne Slot has transformed them into a powerhouse in European football. Now, Liverpool are discussing contract terms and as long as they reach an agreement with Feyenoord over a fee, things look set to progress.

GBeNeFN Hugo Hargreaves

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