Journalist “Wouldn’t Rule Out” Title-Winning Manager Joining Liverpool After Snubbing Chelsea And Spurs

Feyenoord boss Arne Slot would consider replacing Jurgen Klopp as Liverpool manager, according to journalist Martijn Krabbendam.

Rumours about the Dutchman being a potential contender have increased in recent days and, speaking about the chances of Slot moving to Anfield, Krabbendam said:

“They are coming, if bookmakers have already put you forward as the top candidate at Liverpool, then you can assume that it will take serious forms. The bookmakers are always well aware of such matters. You also notice it in Slot. His problem is that those clauses are removed from the contract. He extended last year and received additional money; in return, those clauses have been removed.”

“He was able to leave for a modest amount, and then he also spoke with Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea and clubs such as Crystal Palace, but he immediately cancelled. Also, a club from Spain, which he said no to.”

“In the Champions League, he left a good impression with his football. I wouldn’t rule it out. A club like Liverpool is also the only club he is leaving for. He doesn’t get out of bed for Brentford.”

Does Slot have the credentials to become Liverpool manager?

The 45-year-old has impressed since taking on the Feyenoord job in the summer of 2021. He reached the Europa Conference League final in his first year in charge before beating Dutch heavyweights Ajax and PSV Eindhoven to the Eredivisie title last season.

Slot’s team currently sit second in the table this campaign, and last weekend his side lifted the Dutch Cup, beating NEC Nijmegen in the final.

Who is the bookies’ favourite to succeed Klopp at Anfield?

Sporting Lisbon head coach Ruben Amorim was still seen as the leading candidate for the Liverpool job at most bookmakers until Tuesday morning but, as Krabbendam mentions, Slot’s odds have shortened considerably.

The Dutchman is even money and even odds-on at some bookies to replace Klopp now with previous second favourite Roberto De Zerbi now behind both Slot and Amorim.

David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.