Talks Underway: Tottenham to appoint new manager next week – Exclusive

Tottenham have opened talks over appointing Feyenoord’s Arne Slot as their new manager, sources have told Football Insider.

The Spurs hierarchy are believed to be ‘hugely impressed’ by the 44-year-old after conducting an interview and Slot is now in pole position to fill the vacancy.

Tottenham are confident that Slot is the right choice as manager and they plan to finally end their manager search by making an appointment next week.

An agreement between Slot and the North London club is not yet in place, but discussions are progressing at a good pace and there is a willingness from both parties to complete a deal.

Feyenoord are eager to keep hold of Slot and are willing to offer him a significant pay rise to fend off Tottenham’s approach.

Slot has spent the past two seasons at Feyenoord after impressing during his first-ever managerial stint at AZ Alkmaar.

In his first season in charge, Slot led Feyenoord to a third-place finish in Eredivisie as well as the Europa Conference League final – the club’s first European final since 2002.

He was named Eredivisie Manager of the Year for his efforts in the 2021/22 campaign.

Slot brought more success to Feyenoord this season, winning the league title for the first time since 2017 ahead of rivals PSV and Ajax.

Slot is set to take charge of his 100th game for Feyenoord on Sunday (21 May) when his side visits FC Emmen.

In his 99 matches in charge, he has recorded a 64.65 per cent win rate, winning 64 and drawing 20 games.