If Feyenoord coach Arne Slot does indeed make the move to Tottenham Hotspur, he not only wants to bring his captain Orkun Kökçü to London. Assistant Marino Pusic should also relocate with him to the current eighth-placed team in the Premier League.Embed from Getty Images
That is reported by, among others, the English newspaper Daily Mail. According to the newspaper, Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy gave 'a big hint' towards Slot's desired arrival in the matchday program for the home game against Brentford last weekend. In it, the chairman promises the fans that there will be 'football worth coming to the stadium for' to see next season in the stadium.
The newspaper writes that if the transfer happens, Slot will take his assistant Pusic with him to Tottenham. This wouldn't be the first time; the two previously worked together at AZ. When Slot was fired from AZ in 2021 after it was leaked that he was negotiating with Feyenoord, Pusic also followed him. Prior to that, the Croatian had been an assistant at clubs such as NAC Breda, Inter Baku, and FC Twente. He also served as an interim coach and later as head coach at FC Twente. If Slot wants to bring an assistant, he doesn't need to approach John de Wolf. De Wolf has already revealed that he will remain loyal to Feyenoord.
According to the Daily Mail, everything depends on the meeting Feyenoord director Dennis Te Kloese has with Slot's agent, Rafaela Pimenta, on Wednesday. While the Algemeen Dagblad mentioned a compensation fee of 'Nagelsmann-like' proportions - referring to the German coach who was bought by Bayern Munich from RB Leipzig for 25 million euros - the English newspaper estimates a lower figure. "It seems likely that an agreement will only be reached if Tottenham conducts themselves respectfully and offers more than £10 million (approximately €11 million) in compensation," it states.Updated: 11:11, 24 May 2023