Tottenham still targeting Arne Slot to take over as manager after Xabi Alonso rules himself out of running
TOTTENHAM still have Arne Slot in their sights despite Feyenoord’s bid to keep him.
Slot, 44, emerged as a leading contender for the Spurs manager’s job after leading the Dutch club to a surprise Eredivisie title.
Feyenoord’s title-winning chief Arne Slot remains a top candidateRex
Xabi Alonso insists he’ll stay in charge of Bayer Leverkusen next seasonGetty
SunSport revealed yesterday that Feyenoord plan to give Slot a hefty pay rise AND back him in the transfer market ahead of next season’s Champions League campaign.
But whatever they offer will be dwarfed by the cash the London club can put on the table if they go for the ex-AZ Alkmaar gaffer.
Former Spain and Barcelona boss Luis Enrique is understood to still be on Spurs’ radar.
But Xabi Alonso revealed he will not be leaving Bayer Leverkusen on Wednesday.
Ahead of Thursday’s Europa League semi-final second leg against Jose Mourinho’s Roma, the former Liverpool midfielder said: “I’m happy here with the team and the club.
“I’m not worried about my future.”
Asked if he would be staying at Leverkusen, he replied: “That’s correct.”
Whoever comes in at Tottenham will face the tough question of resolving Harry Kane‘s future.
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The much-wanted striker is under contract until 2024.
But it’s understood PSG have joined Manchester United and Bayern Munich in pursuing the England skipper.
Spurs still hope to keep Kane and could demand a £100million transfer fee.
He might also want to stay in England to challenge for the all-time Prem goal record as his 210 tally is a tantalising 50 short of Alan Shearer’s mark.