Leeds: Whites make Arne Slot approach
Leeds United have approached Feyenoord manager Arne Slot ahead of a potential Elland Road move, according to The Independent.
The Lowdown: Slot speculation
The Whites haven’t had much luck in their search for Jesse Marsch’s long-term successor, reportedly failing in moves for Raul, Carlos Corberan and Andoni Iraola.
There has been speculation over a swoop for Slot, with Graeme Bailey suggesting he is on the club’s radar. Sky Sports’ Tim Thornton stated on Wednesday that the Dutch manager, who shares the same agency as Manchester City forward and Leeds boyhood fan Erling Haaland, actually wasn’t on the list, but a new update has now emerged.
The Latest: Leeds proposal
Miguel Delaney, chief writer for The Independent, shared a story on Thursday morning regarding Leeds and Slot.
He stated that a proposal has been made to the manager by the Whites, with Slot now seemingly the preferred candidate to take over. Delaney added that ‘Leeds feel his intense and aggressive approach fits what the club want in this post-Marcelo Bielsa era, and are intent on taking their interest to the next stage’.
The Verdict: Wise target?
Slot boasts an impressive managerial record, winning 83 games from a possible 143. He likes to play a 4-3-3 system and appears to be going from strength to strength in the dugout, with his Feyenoord side currently top of the Eredivisie.
The 44-year-old also has experience of managing in the Europa League and has won two games against Erik ten Hag, a manager Leeds come up against once more on Sunday.
The Whites, and by extension owner Andrea Radrizzani and Paraag Marathe, the president of investors 49ers Enterprises, who have the key say when it comes to managerial decisions, appear to think his style of play would work in Yorkshire following Marsch’s dismissal, and after a number of setbacks, they could be on to a winner, should a move materialise.