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Arne Slot signs Liverpool contract; Feyenoord say their goodbyes

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By Pranav Ravindrannair

Arne Slot signs contract as new Liverpool head coach

According to Fabrizio Romano on X, Arne Slot has penned the contract as the new Liverpool head coach. The Dutchman will take over from Jurgen Klopp who will leave behind a visibly emotional Anfield after the game against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday.

Replacing the German will not be an easy task. However, Slot will walk into a side that will not need major resurgery. In fact, he will coach a team brimming with potential and raring to go. While some additions will be needed, it is far from a revamp that Klopp had to orchestrate when he arrived in 2015.

According to Romano, all the papers are signed and now in place. It would appear that the deal is all but done and that Liverpool will announce Slot officially sooner rather than later. With all the focus now on sending Klopp off in the best way possible, it is understandable that the news of his successor can wait.

Slot will be accompanied by some of his staff members from Netherlands, ushering in a new era at Anfield. Dutch ideas are not new on Merseyside given Pepjin Lijnders’s role under Klopp. Whether we will now see a version of total football take over at Anfield remains to be seen.

Arne Slot has signed his contract as new Liverpool head coach.
Arne Slot has signed the papers as new Liverpool head coach.

As things stand, paperwork needs to be ironed out regarding the work permits of some one Slot’s staff. Apart from it, one has to give FSG credit for the smooth transition they have managed so far. All eyes will now be on how soon Slot can get settled in and usher in a new era.

Slot’s current club, Feyenoord Rotterdam also took to X to confirm that he is on his way out. It would appear that an official announcement is imminent.

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Romano’s confirmation that Slot will be signing on as head coach is interesting. Klopp was given a wide berth of freedom given his role at the club. One would assume that the the Dutchman would be entrusted getting the best out of the roster made available to him. As long as it works, who are we to complain.