Liverpool Reaches Agreement to Make Feyenoord’s Arne Slot New Head Coach

Arne Slot with Feyenoord during the 2024 KNVB Cup final against NEC.
Arne Slot with Feyenoord during the 2024 KNVB Cup final. Photo by Broer van den Boom/Orange Pictures/Shutterstock (14444533y)

Liverpool has found a replacement for their departing manager Jurgen Klopp. According to respected soccer insider Fabrizio Romano, the Premier League powerhouse has an agreement in place to make Feyenoord’s Arne Slot their new head coach.

Liverpool managed to reach a compensation deal with Feyenoord in recent days while also successfully negotiating a contract agreement with Slot.

Liverpool has been working on finding a new head coach ever since Klopp announced in January that he plans on leaving the club at the end of the 2023-24 season. Sporting’s Ruben Amorim, Bayer Leverkusen’s Xabi Alonso, and Brighton’s Roberto De Zerbi were originally considered the front runners for the job but eventually got ruled for different reasons.

Eventually, Liverpool zeroed in on Slot, who is well respected for the work he has done with Feyenoord in recent seasons. In his first season with the club in 2021-22, Slot led Feyenoord to the UEFA Europa Conference League and followed that up with the Eredivisie title in 2022-23. This season, he won the KNVB Cup.

Slot, who refused approaches from Leeds United and Tottenham in the past, said in previous interviews that he is looking forward to the opportunity to coach Liverpool. 

“It seems clear to me that I would like to go to Liverpool. Now I’m waiting to see whether the clubs reach an agreement. I’m very confident in that,” Slot told reporters earlier this week.

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