In Summary
  • Xabi Alonso was linked with the Anfield job but the former Reds midfielder announced in March he would stay on at Bayern Leverkusen
  • Feyenoord’s Arne Slot is a leading candidate to take over as Liverpool manager
  • Jurgen Klopp publicly announced his shock departure in January

Feyenoord boss Arne Slot has become a leading contender to take over from Jürgen Klopp at Liverpool

Xabi Alonso was linked with the Anfield job but the former Reds midfielder announced in March he would stay on at Bayer Leverkusen, who have since become German champions.

Sporting Lisbon boss Ruben Amorim was another name heavily linked but he is believed to have fallen out of the running.

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Slot On Jurgen Klopp

eyenoord coach Arne Slot. (Image: Photo by ANP via Getty Images)

 

Slot was speculated as being a possible option for the Reds.

In a previous interview He was directly asked about the Liverpool job and gave an interesting response.

“What answer can I give that there will be no headlines about it?” he asked. “So next question!” However, in the same press conference, Slot also opened up on his thoughts on Klopp.

“I think it is incredibly impressive that he has been so good at that level for so long, with so much energy for nine years,” Slot explained, via Voetbnal Primeur  . “I see it as a special achievement that you can maintain that level for nine years with so much dedication and passion — especially when you consider how many games we play, let alone how many they play in England.”

Slot has previously also spoken about a desire to move abroad and challenge himself in a league away from the Netherlands..

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Arne Martijn  Slot

Arend Martijn Slot is a Dutch professional football coach and former player who is the head coach of Eredivisie side Feyenoord.

Slot became Feyenoord head coach in December 2020 after leaving AZ Alkmaar, where he enjoyed success in his first managerial position.

He spent his entire playing career in the Netherlands, making more than 100 appearances for both FC Zwolle and NAC Breda.

 

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