Feyenoord director says club have not received approach from Spurs for Slot

Feyenoord director Dennis te Kloese says the Dutch champions have not received an approach from Tottenham Hotspur for their head coach Arne Slot.
Te Kloese, 48, added that Spurs have made an offer to him but stated he remains happy at Feyenoord and is not considering a move to north London.
Tottenham are without a permanent head coach following Antonio Conte’s departure in March. The Premier League side are also seeking to hire a director of football after Fabio Paratici’s resignation following his ban from the sport.
Slot has been under consideration at Spurs for the coaching vacancy but Te Kloese told an ESPN programme on Sunday that no approach had been made.
“No, there has been no request from Tottenham (for Slot),” Te Kloese said. “In February, there was concrete interest from Leeds United, but we and Arne said, ‘no’ to that. Arne did not want to go to Leeds and I think that was a very good decision.
“We went a long way with Arne, broke (renegotiated) his contract last year. We are more than satisfied with him and if there is interest in him, we will hear about it. Sometimes it is also very nice to realise what you have.”
On his own offer from Tottenham, Te Kloese said in an interview with De Telegraaf: “ “I will not deny that an offer has been made, but I will say right away that it has not made me consider picking up and moving with the family.
“I came to Feyenoord to build something beautiful and we are all doing that together. We are on our way and want to achieve even more. It would be strange to stop at Feyenoord so soon.”
Te Kloese worked as general director of the Mexico men’s national team between 2014 and 2018, having previously held roles at club sides within the Central American nation. He joined LA Galaxy in 2018 and worked at the MLS side for four years, before moving to Feyenoord in January 2022.
Asked further about his own future on ESPN, Te Kloese added: “A departure is therefore not an option for me at the moment. Neither professionally or personally. I want to be clear about that. Tottenham is not going to happen.”
Though the Eredivisie season is not yet over, Slot’s Feyenoord were crowned champions last weekend with a 3-0 win over Go Ahead Eagles — only their second title this century and first since 2017.
Slot was appointed head coach at the start of the 2021-22 season. Feyenoord finished third in the Eredivisie in his debut campaign and reached the final of the Europa Conference League.
(The Athletic)
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