By Wayne Veysey

22nd May, 2023 | 5:00pm

Revealed: Tottenham in advanced Arne Slot talks, announcement this week - sources

Tottenham are increasingly confident of appointing Feyenoord’s Arne Slot as their new manager this week, sources have told Football Insider.

Negotiations are progressing well between Spurs and the 44-year-old, and are now believed to be at an advanced stage.

Should an agreement be secured, Tottenham expect to announce the appointment of Antonio Conte’s permanent successor within days.

Slot is open to the possibility of leaving Feyenoord after steering the Dutch club to an Eredivisie title and ending a three-year run of Ajax triumphs.

It has been reported in the Netherlands that the former AZ Alkmaar boss has a £6million release clause in his contract.

As revealed by Football Insider last week (18 May), Slot is believed to have “hugely impressed” the Spurs hierarchy during the interview stage.

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Tottenham had previously been linked with ex-boss Mauricio Pochettino and former Bayern Munich manager Julian Nagelsmann – but have chosen to move forward with Slot.

The Dutchman has thrived over the past two seasons at Feyenoord after an impressive first-ever managerial stint at AZ Alkmaar.

Feyenoord finished third and reached the Europa Conference League final in his first season in charge at De Kuip – and he has followed that up in the 2022-23 campaign with a first league title win since 2017.

Slot and the Rotterdam club have lost just one of their 33 Eredivisie matches this season.

The 44-year-old has almost exclusively used a 4-3-3 formation with Feyenoord.

A transition to a four-man defence would be a huge change to the three-man system used by previous manager Conte.

Tottenham currently sit eighth in the Premier League under the stewardship of interim boss Ryan Mason.

The Lilywhites face Leeds in the last game of the 2022-23 campaign on Sunday (28 May).

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