“Moving Fast” – Journalist Claims Liverpool Accelerating Bid to Appoint “Super Attacking” Manager

Liverpool’s pursuit of Feyenoord manager Arne Slot as the potential successor to Jurgen Klopp at Anfield is progressing rapidly, as per journalist Ben Jacobs.

The search for a new head coach at Anfield intensified after Jurgen Klopp announced his departure from the club at the conclusion of the 2023/24 season.

While Liverpool had been considering other candidates such as Xabi Alonso from Bayer Leverkusen and Ruben Amorim from Sporting CP, they have now shifted their focus to Arne Slot.

Arne Slot has garnered attention for his managerial prowess at Feyenoord and was previously linked with the managerial position at Tottenham Hotspur.

Liverpool Will ‘Intensify’ Slot Pursuit This Week

Feyenoord will seek compensation for their current manager. In the quest to appoint a new head coach at Anfield, Liverpool has been actively pursuing options.

The Athletic’s David Ornstein reported that Sporting CP’s Ruben Amorim is unlikely to move to Liverpool after unsuccessful talks with West Ham United. Now, Liverpool have shifted their focus to Feyenoord boss Arne Slot.

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Journalist Ben Jacobs reveals that Liverpool will intensify their pursuit of Slot this week as the end of the 2023/24 season and Jurgen Klopp’s tenure approaches. Slot, aged 45, has been praised as a “super attacking” manager by Dutch journalist Marcel van der Kraan and has impressed with Feyenoord over the past two seasons.

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Last season, Slot guided Feyenoord to an unexpected Eredivisie title ahead of Ajax and PSV Eindhoven. Despite a potential second-place finish this term, Slot secured the KNVB Cup after defeating NEC Nijmegen.

It’s understood that Feyenoord are seeking a compensation package exceeding €10m (£9m) for Slot, which is lower than the €20m (£17m) figure quoted by Spurs last summer.

With negotiations progressing rapidly, Liverpool maintain a positive relationship with Slot’s agent, Rafaela Pimenta. Providing an update on the situation, Jacobs said:

“Liverpool will intensify their pursuit of Arne Slot this week. Contact expected with Slot and Feyenoord. Understand compensation Feyenoord want is €10m+. Not as high as the €20m Spurs quoted. Things moving fast. #LFC have a good relationship with Slot’s agent Rafaela Pimenta.”

Liverpool Starting to Think About ‘Formal Manager Interviews’

Liverpool are actively seeking a worthy successor to Jurgen Klopp, aiming to smoothly transition to the next phase of leadership. According to recent statements by Jacobs to GIVEMESPORT on April 23rd, the club is now considering formal manager interviews.

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This meticulous process reflects the significance of finding the right individual to follow in the footsteps of Klopp, who has overseen one of Liverpool’s most prosperous eras, securing both Champions League and Premier League victories.

Reports indicate that Liverpool are progressing as planned, with plans to commence formal interviews with potential candidates during mid to late April.

The club recognises the importance of thorough consideration in selecting the next manager, given the remarkable achievements under Klopp’s tenure. However, the timing of these discussions may vary, with Liverpool mindful of not disrupting a manager’s ongoing season, especially if there are crucial fixtures in the late stages.

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