Shall we plant championship DNA in Tottenham, the new command tower candidate slot is ‘Man City manager’ style
Can he instill winning DNA into Tottenham, England? Tottenham are working hard to appoint a new manager. It is strongly linked to Arne Slot (45, Feyenoord), who led the Dutch league championship.
British soccer media 90MIN said on the 20th (Korean time), “Tottenham had initial negotiations with coach Slot. Feyenoord, a team belonging to Slot, suffered complicated problems while participating in the league championship competition, but Feyenoord was confirmed as the new champion, and Tottenham Initial negotiations took place after contacting Slot.” Feyenoord, led by coach Slot, recorded 24 wins, 7 draws and 1 loss this season and confirmed the league championship with 79 points, even with two games left in the league schedule. It has risen to the top in six years, beating rivals such as Ajax and Eindhoven.
Slot, a Dutch national, finished his playing career in 2013 and started his coaching career at Zwolle (Netherlands) as a coach. Afterwards, he moved to Cambür (Netherlands) and in 2017 took over as head coach of Alkmaar, another Dutch powerhouse. He became full manager of Alkmaar in 2019, and has been leading Feyenoord since 2021. Even in his short managerial career, it is interesting that he has experienced championships or advanced to the threshold of championships several times. Slot raised his team Alkmaar to second place in the league before the 2019-2020 season, his first season as manager. They were equal on points with leaders Ajax. At the time, he had many regrets. Due to the Corona 19 incident, the league schedule ended early after 25 games instead of 34, and Alkmaar’s challenge to win 스포츠토토 the championship also ended in vain.
Also in Feyenoord, Slot showed good leadership skills. As a representative example, Feyenoord reached the final of the Europa Conference League last season, a European competition. In the final, they lost 0-1 to AS Roma (Italy) led by coach Jose Mourinho and missed the trophy, but Feyenoord’s blast was fierce. At that time, Feyenoord overcame formidable opponents such as Marseille (France) and Slavia Prague (Czech Republic). Immediately, coach Slot cleared away his disappointment by winning the league this season. According to British Court Offside, Dutch football journalist Paul van der Kran compared Coach Slot with Man City (England) manager Pep Guardiola. “There are only two people who follow Johan Cruyff (Dutch legend). One is Guardiola, and I would say Slott is Guardiola’s style,” said Krahn. “The Dutch coaches like to attack and play fun football. But he was too naive. On the other hand, director Slot is not naive and he is great.” He was praised for capturing not only the content of the game but also the score.
In addition, the slot director is called the epitome of ‘dakgong’. This season, Feyenoord have scored 78 goals for the team, ranking third overall in the category. The entire team focused on attacking without relying on a specific ace. Only Mexican striker Santiago Gínemes (15 goals) scored double-digit goals in the league this season, but as many as 16 players scored goals and led the team’s upward trend. Attacking midfielder Sebastian Szymanski scored 9 goals, while defensive midfielder Orkun Kocu also scored 8 goals. Ruthcharel Gertruida, who mainly played as a centre-back, also scored three goals. In another report, Court Offside described the manager as “attack-crazed”.
He is also the manager award that Tottenham are asking for. Tottenham needs winning DNA. The last championship was the 2008 League Cup, so there was no relationship with the summit for a long time. This season, too, cup competitions such as the European Champions League were eliminated early, and they are struggling in the league. Currently, they are in 7th place in the league (57 points), but the Champions League ticket has passed, and it seems difficult to advance to the Europa League, the lower stage. In the process, they sacked two captains, former manager Antonio Conte and acting manager Christian Stellini. Currently, coach Ryan Mason is leading the team as acting head coach. In the past, Tottenham suffered failure every time even after appointing a master manager several times. This time, coach Slot was caught on the Tottenham radar network. It is possible that negotiations have progressed considerably. Recently, Slot said, “All managers have challenges and ambitions. I have always said that the Premier League is the best in the world. See you next time in London (home of Tottenham).”
In addition, Tottenham is in contact with various people and selects the final candidate for director. According to 90MIN, Ruben Amorim (Sporting), Marco Silva (Fulham), Michael Carrick (Middlesbrough), Brandon Rodgers (former Leicester City) and Graham Porter (former Chelsea) are also candidates being considered by Tottenham. Previously, Tottenham met with former Spanish national team coach Luis Enrique and former Bayern Munich coach Julian Nagelsmann, but the negotiation atmosphere did not go smoothly. eventually turned around.
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