Speculation is mounting that Arne Slot, the current coach of Feyenoord and a highly regarded figure in Dutch football, could be on the verge of becoming the next manager of Tottenham Hotspur. According to Ibrahim Affelay, former Dutch international and Feyenoord player, Slot’s appointment at Spurs seems increasingly likely. Affelay’s belief is shared by Michel Vorm, another Dutchman and former Tottenham goalkeeper, who sees Slot as a suitable candidate for the job.
Reports emerged in May suggesting that Slot, aged 44, would be Tottenham’s top choice if Xabi Alonso declined the opportunity. However, with Alonso confirming his commitment to Bayer Leverkusen, it appears that Slot may be the frontrunner for the vacant managerial position at N17, as Feyenoord Pings relayed Affelay’s comments. Known as the “best coach in the world” according to Alireza Jahanbaksh, Slot has achieved remarkable success in the Netherlands.
Affelay emphasizes the allure of managing Tottenham Hotspur, describing it as a great club with a distinct profile compared to teams like Southampton or Aston Villa. Given Slot’s accomplishments at Feyenoord, where he maximized the team’s potential, Affelay believes the opportunity to coach at Tottenham may be too enticing for him to turn down. Moreover, the prospect of managing one of Europe’s premier clubs in the prestigious Premier League holds undeniable appeal for any coach.
The potential move to Tottenham could provide Slot with fresh challenges and opportunities beyond what he can achieve at Feyenoord, making an exit from the Dutch club increasingly plausible. As the managerial situation at Tottenham remains uncertain, the arrival of a coach of Slot’s caliber would be welcomed by Spurs supporters, who are eagerly hoping for a resolution to their ongoing search for a new manager.