Feyenoord deny approach from Leeds United for Arne Slot

Feyenoord have denied there has been any approach from Premier League side Leeds United concerning Arne Slot to possibly replace Jesse Marsch, Voetbal International reports.

Slot, 44, is thought to be high up on Leeds’ list with after former RB Leipzig coach Marsch was sacked after a string of poor performances. 

But despite reports in the UK, the Eredivisie leaders have confirmed they have not received any approach from the Premier League strugglers as they look to avoid another relegation battle. 

Sporting director Dennis te Kloese said: “I haven’t heard from Leeds neither officially nor unofficially. I also know Leeds as a good club, so I don’t believe they are playing this behind our backs. Last summer the transfer of Luis Sinisterra also went in a very near, correct way.”

The former AZ Alkmaar head coach is understood to be the third choice for the Elland Road after botched attempts elsewhere. 

Originally, Carlos Corberan was the number one contender to take over the job in England. The club were understood to be impressed with the Spaniard’s style of play and management at Championship side West Brom but the former Leeds coach – who worked under Marcelo Bielsa – opted to stay at his current employers. 

The second option was Rayo Vallecano’s Andoni Iraola who is impressing La Liga’s faithful as he guides his current club to fifth in the top tier in Spain. However, the Madrid-based club has blocked any approach from Leeds. 

This has led to Leeds looking at Slot as they feel his intense approach to management will suit the squad well. 

GBeNeFN | Tom Phillips

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