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Arne Slot signs new Feyenoord contract

Arne Slot signs new Feyenoord contract

Feyenoord have confirmed that manager Arne Slot has committed his long-term future to the club by signing a new one-year contract.

The 44-year-old has been rewarded after enjoying a stellar campaign where he led the Dutch giants to their first Eredivisie crown in six years.

His exploits in the Dutch top flight pricked the interest of Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur who were keen to speak with him about their vacant managerial position.

However, Feyenoord have tied Slot to a new deal that will keep him at the club until 2026.

“I’m not done here yet,” Slot said after confirming his stay with the Dutch champions. 

“We have had a wonderful season with Feyenoord, but I really want to continue building. Enough to look forward to, so I am proud to be and remain Feyenoord’s trainer in Rotterdam.”

Slot’s new deal comes just 24 hours after he turned down Tottenham’s offer leaving them still searching for a permanent successor to Antonio Conte.

The Lilywhites parted ways with the Italian manager in March but have struggled since his departure, with the club missing out on Champions League qualification.

They are currently eighth in the Premier League after an underwhelming campaign and are in danger of missing out on a European berth altogether.

Slot had moved to the front of the queue for the Spurs job ahead of Angelos Postecoglou, Roberto De Zerbi and Luis Enrique, but he ultimately rejected the club.

Spurs are still hopeful of making a managerial appointment soon. But there is so much uncertainty surrounding the club, especially with no clarity on whether they will feature in Europe next term.

Ryan Mason has put himself at the mercy of the club if they seek a more familiar face for the vacant position.

However, the Englishman will first need to secure victory over Leeds United in their final Premier League fixture this weekend, but their chances of a European berth are slim.

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