Arne Slot traveled from Rotterdam to Amsterdam on Thursday night for an vital engagement.
No, to not fly from Schiphol to Heathrow, for conferences about his future, however to see rapper Jonna Fraser.
His daughter likes him, so he took her to the live performance.
The ‘gig’ he actually needs is a Premier League membership. If not now, then quickly.
“My subsequent step is not going to be a membership in Holland,” says the 44-year-old who has simply received the Dutch title with two video games to play.
“If that is my subsequent step then I’ve fully failed. The traditional subsequent step will probably be going abroad and I’ve at all times mentioned the very best league on the planet is the Premier League.”
Slot appears to have what it takes.
His high quality as a coach is effectively documented. It is not with out purpose that Feyenoord are determined to maintain him and Tottenham look set to come back calling.
However much less is thought about Slot the Man. Lunge the individual.
He is partaking, well mannered, very smiley, he has a heat presence and charisma – and he is humorous.
His 30-minute press convention on Friday was stuffed with jokes, banter and gentle bashing.
“See you in London,” I mentioned as he left the media room at De Kuip Stadium in Feyenoord.
“I will go there for the solar,” he replied, laughing.
The Premier League is the very best on the planet.
He additionally has a giant coronary heart.
“He will be indignant along with his gamers, after all,” says Dennis van Eersel of Dutch nationwide TV RTVwhich follows Feyenoord week after week.
“However he additionally places his arm round them. They love him as a result of he has constructed concord on the membership.”
He says an instance of it is a latest incident involving membership captain Orkun Kokcu.
He had critical sleep points that tore him aside. So when the title was received, Slot noticed him feeling emotional about overcoming his setbacks and regardless of all of the craziness within the stadium, approached him and frolicked with him and took him away. kissed.
“It exemplifies the human emotion and empathy he has.”
Van Eersel, nevertheless, says there’s one massive factor about Slot that nobody is aware of. That is one factor we might all find out about him if he goes to Spurs.
“He is by no means had a streak of unhealthy outcomes. He is by no means had three or 4 losses or no wins in a row, and also you by no means understand how somebody’s going to react to that. How would he react to criticism? What would his mood be like then?”
So, a simple life thus far for Slot when it comes to outcomes. However he says he is up for a problem. Tottenham is certainly that.
“Coming from AZ Alkmaar to Feyenoord was a problem and we [my staff and I] took it.”
Feyenoord had simply completed fifth, 29 factors behind champions Ajax. Two years later, they’re champions.
“However I am not simply searching for struggling golf equipment,” he provides. “It is not like I ask my agent to solely search for a struggling membership. No. It is not like that.”
Some would say Spurs are a struggling membership in the mean time. This may change in the event that they fill the supervisor slot with Slot.
Quickly, maybe, Slot may very well be touring to strike a cope with Spurs, fairly than to see a rapper.
How troublesome will it’s for Spurs to get Slot?
Dutch soccer journalist Marcel van der Kraan:
“It is not as superior as everybody hopes – particularly Slot itself.
“They need to cope with the membership first and that is an issue for Daniel Levy. Slot has a contract at Feyenoord till 2026 and there is just one possibility subsequent yr when a launch clause turns into lively.
“If Feyenoord says he has to respect his contract, it might take some huge cash to convey him to Tottenham.
“Leeds tried to nominate him in February and he was open to it then, and he spoke to the membership at size. He is already spoken to Crystal Palace and Fulham have carried out some analysis, however £5million wasn’t sufficient for that. Feyenoord permit him to go away for Leeds in February.
“It says so much about Feyenoord’s willingness to maintain him as a result of they need to go to the Champions League with him subsequent season.”
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