Michel Vorm believes Feyenoord boss Arne Slot would be a “good candidate” to take over as Tottenham Hotspur’s next permanent manager.
It comes as the Dutchman guided his side to the Eredivise title with two games to play, having beaten Go Ahead Eagles 3-0 on Sunday afternoon.
It is only the second time this century that Feyenoord have won the Dutch top flight, having lifted the league title after losing just one league game to PSV Eindhoven, who sit eight points behind them in the second place.
The result speaks to Slot’s managerial brilliance, with the 44-year-old only arriving at the club in 2021 from AZ Alkmaar, overseeing just 99 games in all competitions before winning the title.
And his work has not gone unnoticed, with several Premier League clubs keeping tabs on his availability, with Mail Sport previously reporting that he, alongside several other big names, could be one of the main candidates for the job. vacant manager at Tottenham. .
Michel Vorm claimed Feyenoord boss Arne Slot (pictured) was a ‘good candidate’ for Tottenham
Vorm (pictured) believes Slot ‘is ready’ to face the Premier League and has backed him for the vacant managerial job at Tottenham
The slot this weekend guided Feyenoord to only their second Eredivise title this century
With Slot now having conquered the Dutch league and being strongly linked with a move to north London, fellow countryman Vorm believes he could be the ideal candidate to take over from caretaker manager Ryan Mason.
“I think he’s ready,” the former Tottenham goalkeeper said after a charity football match, according to soccer london.
“He showed it, because I know the Dutch league well and what he’s done before, and I talk to a lot of players in Holland, and over the years at AZ and now at Feyenoord how good they are. positive about him and the style of play, how he communicates and treats all the players and they did so well.
“If you see how they did last season and now they won the title. He did an amazing job and for me he would definitely be a good choice.
Since joining Feyenoord, Slot has galvanized his team to play an exciting brand of football, with the team scoring 78 goals this season to win 24 of the 34 games they have played this year.
Leeds asked to bring him to Elland Road after Javi Gracia was sacked on his birthday earlier this month, but was one of three managers to turn down the vacancy at the Yorkshire side, before name Sam Allardyce.
Daniel Levy was also on the hunt for a new permanent head coach after former player Mason took charge of the club, for the second time in his coaching career, after Antonio Conte left the club. mutual consent.
The club came under fire from fans earlier this week after the club pulled out of the race to appoint Julian Nagelsmann as their new manager.
Mason, meanwhile, made it clear this week that he would be eager to take on the head coaching job on a permanent basis.
It’s been a tough season for Spurs, who have largely failed to reach their potential this season, succumbing to a tough string of defeats recently, including a 2-1 loss to Aston Villa, a tough 4-3 defeat against Liverpool and of course that devastating 6-1 thrashing at Newcastle.
Daniel Levy (pictured) is looking to appoint a new permanent manager at the club after sacking Antonio Conte
The Dutchman arrived at Feyenoord in 2021 after a previous stint in charge of AZ Alkmaar. He has recently been heavily linked to take over as Tottenham’s next boss
Feyenoord celebrated their title win after beating Go Ahead Eagles 3-0 on Sunday afternoon
Tottenham, meanwhile, pulled out of the race to sign Julian Nagelsmann this weekend
But interim boss Ryan Mason has made it clear he would like his name to be in the running for the managerial job on a permanent basis.
A week before that they also suffered a tough 3-1 defeat to Bournemouth at home, and Vorm, who ended his career with the club in 2020, admitted the campaign had been ‘difficult’ for his former side .
“It was a very difficult season,” said the 39-year-old. “You hope they could have turned it around in the last two games, but it was very difficult.
“The last two games, Brentford and Leeds, you just hope they finish as strong as they can, but we’ll see. I think this whole season has had a lot of ups and downs and this is just one of those seasons.
With two games to play, Tottenham slipped to seventh in the Championship following their defeat at Villa Park at the weekend and are now five points behind Liverpool, who sit fifth in the table.