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Arne Slot appointed Liverpool manager following Jurgen Klopp departure

Liverpool have confirmed the appointment of Arne Slot as the new manager following the departure of Jurgen Klopp.

He will take charge on June 1, subject to a work permit.

Slot joins Liverpool from Feyenoord, where he gained prominence after leading the Eredivisie giants to the league title in the 2022/23 season and the KNVB Cup this term.

The 45-year-old also led Feyenoord to the Europa Conference League final in its inaugural season and the Europa League quarter-final in 2022/23.

The Dutchman jumped on the managerial ladder at AZ Alkmaar, first as an assistant before taking over permanently and leading them to challenge Ajax for the title in 2019/20.

He finished his tenure at AZ with 2.11 points per game – the best record of any manager in the club’s history. 

Slot was eager for the Liverpool job and now has the task of setting up the team to challenge Manchester City, who recently claimed their fourth league title on the spin. 

City have dominated the Premier League, winning six of the last seven titles, but Slot is expected to challenge the status quo as he takes his place in the Anfield dugout. 

He will be keen on a fight with his mentor, Pep Guardiola, after saying goodbye to Feyenoord with a comprehensive 4-0 victory over Excelsior.

Slot played as a central midfielder during his career, featuring for FC Zwolle, NAC Breda, Sparta Rotterdam and PEC Zwolle before hanging up his boots in 2013.

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