Tottenham are willing to give Arne Slot control over transfers and his coaching staff, sources have told Football Insider.
Negotiations are progressing well between Spurs and the 44-year-old, and are now believed to be at an advanced stage.
The chief point of contention in discussions has been how much control Slot will have over transfers and the composition of his coaching staff.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is ready to concede ground on recruitment and staff to make sure the deal gets finalised.
Football Insider revealed on Monday (22 May) that Tottenham expect to announce the appointment of Antonio Conte’s permanent successor within days, so long as an agreement can be secured.
Slot has been open about the possibility of leaving Feyenoord, who he has just steered to the Dutch Eredivisie title – ending a three-year run of Ajax triumphs.
It has been reported in Holland that the 44-year-old has a £6million release clause in his contract.
As revealed by Football Insider last week (18 May), Slot is believed to have ‘hugely impressed’ the Spurs hierarchy during the interview stage.
Conte was outspoken about his perceived lack of transfer backing during his tenure at Tottenham.
Speaking following the club’s Champions League exit in March and quoted by football.london, the Italian claimed he didn’t have a “solid foundation” for success at the club.
He also hinted at struggles with club chairman Levy – insisting he had made his thoughts about solutions in the transfer market very “clear”.
Tottenham moved to add 10 signings in total during the 2022-23 campaign, including the reported £60million arrival of Brazil international Richarlison.
As per Transfermarkt, the Lilywhites have spent almost £335million on new arrivals over the past three seasons – less than ‘big six’ rivals like Arsenal, Man United, Man City and Chelsea.
Spurs sit eighth in the Premier League with one game to play – and must better Aston Villa’s result on the final day to beat them to Europa Conference League qualification.
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