Arne Slott has now confirmed that he will be Liverpool’s head coach next season and Feyenoord have finally announced that he is set to take charge of his last game for the club.

It has long been known that Slott will take over as head coach at Anfield when Jurgen Klopp leaves, but an official announcement has yet to be made.

So far, there has been no public acceptance from Feyenoord that their manager is overseeing his final weeks, although that has changed ahead of Sunday’s clash with Excelsior.

Like Klopp, Slott held his final pre-match press conference on Friday, telling reporters: “I can confirm that I will be coaching there (at Liverpool) next year.

After that, his club then released a farewell montage on social media.

“We made the best memories, let’s enjoy the last one,” was Feyenoord’s message, confirming it would be the 45-year-old’s last game.

In his press conference, Slott openly admitted he would be joining Liverpool, comparing the situation to his former assistant Marin Pusic, who left to take over as Shakhtar Donetsk coach in October.

“The fact that you know it’s coming helps to do it in a nice way, both from the club to me and from me to the people I’ve worked with,” quoted Slot

“If you’re in the middle of the season and you leave, maybe a personal problem will come out of nowhere.

“People may still think that the process works like this, that first the clubs are informed, and then the coaches or players are informed, but the process does not work like that.

Arne Slot remains in the Netherlands (Richard Sellers/PA)Arne Slot remains in the Netherlands (Richard Sellers/PA)

“As an individual you already know. Marino Pusić of course knew longer that Shakhtar was interested from the moment he told me or that the club knew. The same goes for me with Liverpool.

“So if you leave abruptly during the season, it’s a different goodbye than the end of the season, when everyone saw it coming for weeks.”

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As with Klopp at Liverpool, the news has – at least internally – allowed plans to be put in place for Feyenoord and its fans to send their manager off in the best possible way.

An official announcement is likely to be made shortly after the end of the season, although Liverpool’s focus will first be on saying goodbye to one of the best managers the club has seen.


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