Dutch Feyenoord coach Arne Slott, 44, has been touted as the next manager of Tottenham Hotspur in the English Premier League, but one of his players is staying put.
Feyenoord coach John de Wolfe, who assists Slott, told a program on Dutch TV channel NPO this week that “if Slott goes to Tottenham, I will not follow him.”
Asked what he would do if Slott asked him to join him at Tottenham, Wolfe said, “Then I would wish him a good game (challenge),” adding, “This is my club, this is where I belong, this is my home. I still get goosebumps when I drive over the bridge,” he cut in.
Wolff is one of the coaches assisting Slot alongside Mario Pucic and Cipse Hulshof.
He was born outside Rotterdam, where he has Feyenoord connections, and spent his youth career with Sparta Rotterdam before making his professional debut.
Wolf joined Feyenoord in 1989 from FC Groningen, where he made 111 appearances.
He then moved to Wolverhampton, then in the English First Division (second tier, now the Championship), in 1994 and went on to play for VVV-Bello (Netherlands), Hapoel Ashkelon (Israel), and Helmond Sport (Netherlands). He also earned six caps for the Netherlands national team.
After retiring from the game in 2000, Wolfe turned to coaching and became Feyenoord’s head coach in 2019, helping Slott lift the Eredivisie title this season 메이저사이트.
“Tottenham have decided to make Slott their next manager,” Sky Sports reported on April 22. According to the report, Slott’s agent, Raffaele Pimenta, told Feyenoord that Slott “wants to negotiate with Tottenham” and “discusses ending his contract with Feyenoord”.
Prior to the report, Feyenoord club director Denis de Kloe said there had been no formal approach from Tottenham until this weekend. However, if Slott’s agent is able to talk to Feyenoord and open a window of opportunity, Spurs could make a formal approach after Feyenoord’s final game of the season this weekend.
Slott led Feyenoord to their first Eredivisie title in six years with 79 points this season. In 32 games, they won 24, drew seven and lost just once. On the 21st, the first day after clinching the title, they beat Eamon 3-1 to take their tally to 82 points. In 33 games, they won 25, drew seven and lost one.
A midfielder in his playing days, Slott favors an aggressive tactic based on possession and has been compared to Marcelo Bielsa among other notable managers.