Liverpool's Klopp era comes to an end as Slot confirmed taking over


Feyenoord coach Arne Slot announced on Friday that he will be taking over as manager of Liverpool next season, succeeding Jurgen Klopp.

According to Feyenoord boss Slot, there hasn’t been an official announcement yet, but it seems quite obvious that he will be the coach there next season. He shared this information with reporters.

Last month, the BBC reported that Slot’s agreement to take over from Klopp was valued at £9.4 million (10.9 million euros).

Slot made a move to Feyenoord in 2021 following a successful stint as a manager at AZ Alkmaar.

Under his leadership, the Dutch giants reached the first-ever Europa League final in his debut season, where they suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat against Jose Mourinho’s Roma.

Slot led De Kuip to their second league title in 24 years last season before signing a new three-year contract.

Klopp has announced that he will be stepping down at the end of this season, marking the end of his impressive nine-year reign. During his time as manager, he led the team to victory in the Champions League in 2019 and secured the Premier League trophy the following year.

At first, Xabi Alonso, the former Liverpool midfielder and current Bayer Leverkusen boss, was the frontrunner to take over from Klopp.

Despite his success in leading Leverkusen to their first-ever Bundesliga title, Alonso has committed to staying with the team.