Arne Slot has committed his future to Feyenoord and has rejected the advances of Tottenham Hotspur for their vacant managerial spot, AD reports.
The news comes as a shock as earlier this week there were growing reports stating Slot was keen to move to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium not so long after leading Feyenoord to an Eredivisie title.
Their title winning season means they have secured a place in next year’s Champions League while Tottenham’s chances of securing Europa Conference League football hangs in the balance with Aston Villa still within a chance of securing seventh in the Premier League.
The 44-year-old coach has been heavily linked to moves in the Premier League before with Leeds United looking to bring the Dutch coach in to replace Jesse Marsch earlier on in the season.
Earlier this week, Dennis te Kloese put on record he rejected Tottenham’s advances for him to replace Fabio Paratici after the Italian received a worldwide football ban but are still waiting to hear from Spurs if they would like to speak to Slot about the vacant head coach role at the London club.
That now seem unlikely now that Slot has told the media he is looking forward to leading Feyenoord to Champions League football again and secure their first league title defence since 1962.
“I have heard a lot about the interest of other clubs in me,” said Slot. “I am grateful for the appreciation that this expresses, but my wish is to stay with Feyenoord and continue to build on the foundations that have been laid over the past two seasons. There are no transfer talks going on and there have been none and Wednesday’s discussion was solely about a possible extension. All conversations with Feyenoord are only aimed at that. I look forward to the new season at Feyenoord.”
The news will be huge for the Dutch side while their rivals face serious question about their respective technical sides. Ajax are still unsure on John Heitinga in charge despite a positive start while PSV have already lost Ruud van Nistelrooy despite winning the Johan Cruyff shield and the KNVB Cup in his first season in charge at the Philips Stadion.