Leeds manager target Arne Slot has officially turned down the club, declaring their interest a “compliment” but saying he wants to continue with Feyenoord. After Carlos Corberan signed a new contract at West Brom on Tuesday and Rayo Vallecano vetoed a move for Andoni Iraola, Slot is the third manager to turn down or be denied a meeting with Leeds. Read out complete details about Leeds rejected by Feyenoord coach Arne Slot down below!
Leeds rejected by Feyenoord coach Arne Slot
Slot’s team is leading the Eredivisie, which they had won only once in 24 years, and finished second in the first Europa Conference League. After a seven-game Premier League losing record, Leeds fired Jesse Marsch on Monday and began searching for a new manager.
Leeds’ 2-2 draw at Manchester United on Wednesday was managed by Michael Skubala, Paco Gallardo, and Chris Armas until Marsch is replaced. After rejections elsewhere, Leeds resorted to 44-year-old former midfielder Slot. After Bielsa’s dismissal a year ago, Leeds targeted Spanish legend Raul.
But he is unlikely to leave Real Madrid’s reserve squad. Leeds chairman Andrea Radrizzani tweeted “Hopefully white smoke by tonight or tomorrow morning” on Tuesday night, indicating an appointment. “Not yet…need more time,” Radrizzani said Wednesday evening.
Leeds’ next Premier League fixtures
- February 12: Manchester United (H) – kick-off 2pm, live on Sky Sports
- February 18: Everton (A) – kick-off 3pm
- February 25: Southampton (H) – kick-off 3pm
- March 4: Chelsea (A) – kick-off 3pm
- March 11: Brighton (H) – kick-off 3pm
- March 18: Wolves (A) – kick-off 3pm