Feyenoord manager Arne Slot has turned down the opportunity to take over as the new Tottenham Hotspur head coach for next season.
The 44-year-old was on the top of Tottenham Chairman Daniel Levy’s shortlist for the role after sacking interim boss Christian Stellini last month following Spurs’ humiliating 6-1 defeat to the hands of Champions League qualifiers Newcastle United.
And after being rejected by former Bayern Munich manager Julian Nagelsmann and failing to tempt Burnley’s Vincent Kompany and Sporting Lisbon’s Ruben Amorim to leave their roles, Levy was confident he would land the Dutchman with a huge summer ahead for the North London club.
Tottenham rejected by Eredivisie-winning head coach Arne Slot
However, speaking to the Dutch newspaper AD, Slot confirmed he would stay at the Rotterdam-based club next season, saying: “I have read the rumors, but it is my wish to stay at Feyenoord and to continue what we’ve built over the past two seasons”.
There is growing speculation that Spurs bosses decided to walk away from a potential deal because of disagreements over terms of Slot’s buy-out clause with reports stating Levy felt Slot had used Tottenham’s interest in him to get an improved contract at the Eredivisie champions, with a new deal set to be confirmed soon according to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano.