Arne Slot: Liverpool reach agreement in principle with Feyenoord over who will succeed Jurgen Klopp

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  • Feyenoord manager Arne Slot is set to replace Jurgen Klopp as Liverpool manager.


English Premier League club Liverpool has reportedly found Jurgen Klopp’s successor.

Arne Slot is set to take over as the new manager of Liverpool following an agreement in principle reached with Feyenoord.

The two clubs were engaged in talks over a compensation fee after Liverpool officially made a bid for the Dutchman earlier this week.

The agreement in principle between the clubs involves a compensation package for Slot’s move from the Netherlands to Merseyside.

The Dutch manager has two years left on his contract and Liverpool are thought to have agreed to pay Feyenoord £7.7m (€9m), plus £1.7m (€2m) in add-ons, according Sky Sports News.

The 45-year-old emerged as a top candidate on Liverpool’s list to succeed Klopp, meeting all the key criteria after thorough evaluation. Positive discussions between Feyenoord and Liverpool have been reported by Dutch newspaper AD, with only final details remaining to be decided for Slot’s move to the Premier League club.

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Slot, who last year led the Rotterdam club to only their second league title this century, has said it is “clear I would like to go to Liverpool”.

On Thursday, he said he was confident a deal would be agreed.

“Everybody understands Feyenoord will want to receive as much money as they can get, but I get the feeling that they will not begrudge me this move,” he said.

“I expect that things will become clearer over the next few days.”

Klopp, set to depart at the end of the season after nine years at Liverpool, leaves behind a significant legacy, having guided the club to consistent title contention. Slot, since his appointment in 2021, has achieved notable success with Feyenoord, winning the Eredivisie title and the KNVB Cup despite financial constraints.

Earlier speculation linked Xabi Alonso with the Liverpool managerial role, but he ruled himself out after deciding to stay at Bayer Leverkusen for at least another season.

Other contenders included Ruben Amorim of Sporting Lisbon and Roberto De Zerbi of Brighton & Hove Albion.

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