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Tottenham closing in on new manager as they ready formal approach

The Lilywhites are set to appoint a new boss in the coming days

Tottenham Hotspur are closing in on appointing Feyernoord boss Arne Slot as their new manager, with a formal approach to be made in the coming days, according to reports.

Spurs have been without a permanent manager since the Antonio Conte left at the end of the March international break, with first Christian Stellini and then Ryan Mason taking caretaker charge of the club as their season goes from bad to worse.

A 3-1 defeat to Brentford on Saturday left the Lilywhites without Europa League for next season, and a loss on the final day of the season against Leeds United could leave them without any European football whatsoever for the first time since 2009.

Spurs Chairman Daniel Levy during the Premier League match at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Picture Credit : © Mark Pain / Alamy Live News 2GMKE1Y London, UK. 19 September 2021 – Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea – The Premier League

Spurs Chairman Daniel Levy during the Premier League match at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Picture Credit : © Mark Pain / Alamy Live News (Alamy Stock Photo)

Factor in unpopular owners, no director of football and no permanent manager, and it is not surprising that the atmosphere at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium has been toxic for much of the past three months.

However, change is set to come soon, in the form of a new managerial appointment.

Having seen Mauricio Pochettino join Chelsea, Spurs are now making their move for Feyenoord boss Slot, who guided the Dutch side to their second Eredivisie title this century last weekend.

He will enter an uncertain club, with the potential of losing his star man Harry Kane amid interest from Manchester United, though he is likely to be well backed in the transfer market in a bid to turn around a struggling side.

It remains unclear who will support him, with Feyenoord director Dennis te Kloese having turned down a move to north London, and no obvious candidate to take the job vacated by Fabio Paratici.

A manager, however, is on the way.

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Ben Browning

Football writer and analyst. Long-time writer of all things Arsenal and avid watcher of European football. Happy to discuss all things football over on Twitter.

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