Liverpool Confirms Arne Slot as New Head Coach, Succeeding Klopp

Feyenoord coach Arne Slot has been confirmed as the new head coach of Liverpool, succeeding Jurgen Klopp, the Premier League club announced on Monday.
Slot, 45, will officially take up the role on June 1, pending a work permit.
Liverpool’s statement did not disclose the contract length, but Sky Sports reported that Slot has agreed to a three-year deal.
His appointment follows extensive speculation and reports of a compensation agreement with Feyenoord worth up to £9.4 million ($12 million).
Slot, who revealed his move to Anfield during his final press conference at Feyenoord, expressed his excitement about the new challenge.
Klopp, who announced his departure in January, coached his final match for Liverpool on Sunday, securing a 2-0 victory against Wolves. In his farewell speech, Klopp urged fans to fully support Slot.
“You welcome the new manager like you welcomed me,” Klopp told the Anfield crowd. “You go all-in from the first day. And you keep believing and you push the team.”
Slot joined Feyenoord in 2021 after a successful stint at AZ Alkmaar. He led Feyenoord to the Europa Conference League final in his first season, narrowly losing to Jose Mourinho’s Roma.
Last season, he guided the team to their second Eredivisie title in 24 years and signed a new three-year contract.
At his farewell press conference, Slot expressed gratitude for the support he received at Feyenoord. “You can see people are genuinely sorry you are leaving,” he said. “You can say that with words, but when you see it in people’s faces, it affects me quite a lot.”
Under Slot’s leadership, Feyenoord had a strong season, winning the Dutch Cup and finishing second in the Eredivisie behind PSV Eindhoven.
Liverpool captain and fellow Dutchman Virgil van Dijk praised Slot’s attacking style, saying it aligns well with Liverpool’s philosophy.
Initially, Bayer Leverkusen boss and former Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso was the favorite to succeed Klopp.
However, Alonso committed to staying at Leverkusen after leading them to their first-ever Bundesliga title.
Liverpool concluded Klopp’s final season by winning the League Cup and finishing third in the Premier League, securing a spot in next season’s Champions League.
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