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Arne Slot confirms replacing Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool


Feyenoord coach Arne Slot on Friday confirmed he would be replacing Jürgen Klopp as manager of Liverpool next season.

Slot who moved to Feyenoord in 2021 from AZ Alkmaar is said to be worth up to £9.4 million (10.9 million euros), per BBC.

While with the Dutch giant, he led them to their inaugural Europa Conference League final in his first season, where they lost 1-0 to José Mourinho’s Roma.

Slot also delivered a second league title in 24 years to Feyenoord last season.

Speaking to reporters, Slot said, “There hasn’t been an official announcement yet — but I don’t think it will come as news to you that I will be coach there next season.”

“The feeling that I’m leaving here is getting stronger. There are some people you don’t simply just want to shake hands with,” Slot said ahead of his last game at the club.

“At those times, it’s not about whether you have become a champion or won the cup, but more about the appreciation between people,” he added.

“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.”

The Feyenoord club website said a farewell party was being organised at the raucous De Kuip stadium after Slot’s final game, against Excelsior.

Klopp was full of praises for the 45-year-old last month when he told reporters that, “I like the way his team plays football. If he is the one, I like that he wants it,” Klopp told reporters last month.

“It’s the best job in the world, best club in the world. Great job, great team, fantastic people. A really interesting job,” said Klopp.

In January, Klopp announced he would be stepping down as Liverpool manager at the end of this season.

In his nine-year reign, he won the Champions League title in 2019 and the Premier League trophy a year later.

Initially, Bayer Leverkusen boss and former Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso had been the favourite to succeed Klopp.

However, Alonso has committed to staying at Leverkusen after leading them to a first-ever Bundesliga title.



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