Tottenham Hotspur has not approached Feyenoord for Arne Slot. Director Dennis te Kloese reports this on Good morning Eredivisie on Sunday morning. The success trainer of the Dutch national champion has been associated with a switch to the Premier League for a number of weeks.
Te Kloese is a guest on Sunday morning on the ESPN program Goedemorgen Eredivisie, where he is presented with Spurs’ alleged interest in Slot. The general manager is clear: Spurs has not reported to Feyenoord for Slot. “No. I can be very clear about that. We spoke with Arne and his management last year to extend. Certain things were agreed there, with the idea of working together for a long period and getting the best out of Feyenoord. That has been a fantastic year anyway, then of course you get interested if there is success.”
That concrete interest was there earlier this year, continues Te Kloese, who confirms that it concerns Leeds United. “That was not the time, it seemed to me. I just said no to Arne within the organization, no is also an answer. I think the cooperation we have built up with Arne is very good. I think Feyenoord is sporty at the moment and financially step by step you will be in a better position. Slowly you see that that policy leads to interest. That is very normal, it is not exciting or complicated at all. If there is interest for us, the club must join us report it. Then we will think about it.”
“But can Slot talk to Tottenham?” asks ESPN presenter Milan van Dongen. “No, he still has two years contract, he himself has indicated that. We have just taken a path with Arne, and he is still under contract. We are not spastic about it. There is a contract and for us Arne is just trainer,” says Te Kloese. “But he has great admiration for the English league. And if someone comes from outside, it caresses. It’s confirmation that you’re doing a good job.”
Dennis te Kloese cannot say anything about a possible longer stay of Arne Slot in Rotterdam:
“That’s for Arne.”
— ESPN NL (@ESPNnl) May 21, 2023