Arne Slot is the most important candidate to get started as the new coach of Tottenham Hotspur, Fabrizio Romano knows. The Feyenoord coach is certainly not the only candidate, but Romano de front runner named.
The transfer journalist provides an update on the state of affairs in North London via his YouTube channel. On Saturday, the English press reported that Julian Nagelsmann is back in the race, but according to Romano, that soup is not eaten as hot as it is served. “From what I understand there are no new talks between Tottenham and Julian Nagelsmann. Nothing concrete at the moment. Nagelsmann was open to talks with Tottenham, but he wanted a sporting director who supported him.”
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“The talks were then stopped. Tottenham decided to appoint a director first and then a trainer, instead of looking for a director together with the trainer. This is why the talks between Tottenham and Nagelsmann have not progressed in recent weeks That situation has not changed,” the Italian journalist makes clear. “Nagelsmann only wants to talk if there is a director who supports his plans, otherwise nothing will happen.”
Arne Slot, who has still not given any clarity about his future, is now seen as a top candidate. “Let me reiterate that Arne Slot is a serious candidate. There are internal discussions going on to decide who will be the trainer, but the first step is a new director. Arne Slot is in the race, Luis Enrique is also appreciated, further the names of Ange Postecoglou and Rúben Amorim have been mentioned in the talks, but now Arne Slot is the front runner.”
Earlier on Sunday, general manager Dennis te Kloese reported to Good Morning Eredivisie that Tottenham has not yet reported to De Kuip for Slot. “I can also be very open and clear about that. We spoke to Arne and his management last year about an extension. Certain things were agreed there. With the idea, of course, of working together for a long period and getting the best out of Feyenoord ”, said Te Kloese.