NEW DELHI: Former Feyenoord coach Arne Slot was Monday confirmed as Jurgen Klopp’s successor at Liverpool by the Premier League membership.
The membership stated in a press release that the Dutchman, 45, had “agreed a deal to change into the membership’s new head coach” and would take up the place on June 1, topic to a piece allow.
Slot has been in command of the Dutch workforce since 2021, and received the Eredivisie league title in 2022-23 together with the KNVB Cup this season, whereas Feyenoord additionally reached the Europa Convention League last in his first season on the membership.
Klopp introduced in January that he would go away Liverpool on the finish of this season and, after a lot hypothesis, Slot confirmed on Friday that he would change into Liverpool supervisor.
On Sunday, after Liverpool’s last recreation of the season, a 2-0 dwelling win over Wolverhampton Wanderers, Klopp led the Anfield crowd in a music for the incoming supervisor.
Slot was linked with the Tottenham Hotspur job on the finish of final season earlier than signing a contract extension at Feyenoord, and his aggressive, attacking model attracted Liverpool to entice the Dutchman to the Premier League.
Liverpool ended the season third within the Premier League, 9 factors off champions Manchester Metropolis, whereas Feyenoord completed runners-up to PSV Eindhoven within the Eredivisie.
Slot was given a rousing send-off by the Feyenoord followers after their last league recreation of the season on Sunday, a 4-0 dwelling win over Excelsior, because the 45-year-old’s three-year spell on the membership got here to an finish.
This season, Feyenoord had been denied a repeat of their title win solely by a powerful PSV, who’ve misplaced as soon as, whereas Feyenoord have suffered defeat twice, the identical as final time period, to complete 9 factors of the tempo.
Slot’s success and entertaining model of soccer has beforehand attracted curiosity from English golf equipment, together with Crystal Palace and Leeds United, earlier than Spurs tried to steer him to affix them on the finish of final season.
He determined to stay at Feyenoord, extending his contract, however the strategy from Liverpool proved irresistible, and Slot will now have the powerful activity of changing the much-loved Klopp who leaves after 9 years on the membership.
(With inputs from Reuters)



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