Leeds: Whites interested in Arne Slot
Leeds United now have Feyenoord manager Arne Slot on their radar, according to 90min reporter Graeme Bailey.
The Lowdown: Slot profiled
Slot began his senior managerial career with AZ Alkmaar back in 2019 but has been with Feyenoord since 2021.
The 44-year-old likes to play a 4-3-3 system and has averaged an impressive 2.04 points per game with Feyenoord, who currently sit top of the Eredivisie after 20 rounds of fixtures.
The Dutch manager is out of contract in 2025, but it looks as if a move to Elland Road could be a possibility in the coming days.
The Latest: Bailey’s post
Bailey took to Twitter on Tuesday evening to share an update on the club’s search for Jesse Marsch’s successor.
The reporter stated that ‘Leeds are set to go with a manager in work’, with Rayo Vallecano’s Andoni Iraola ‘a strong candidate’ and Slot now also ‘on their radar’.
The Verdict: One to watch?
Owner Andrea Radrizzani and Paraag Marathe, the president of investors 49ers Enterprises, reportedly have the key say when it comes to managerial decisions, and it looks as if a move for Slot could now be one to watch.
Dutch journalist Martijn Krabbendam believes Slot could ‘fit in’ at Leeds following Marcelo Bielsa and Marsch, whereas Leeds winger Luis Sinisterra also starred under the manager. The Colombian contributed to 37 goals in 48 games under Slot, so perhaps he could help the 23-year-old shine in the Premier League.
It may well be between Iraola and Slot, and it is crucial that whoever takes over hits the ground running, especially with Leeds flirting with relegation once again.