Feyenoord can look back on a great season. The team from Rotterdam was crowned champion of the Netherlands last week and reached the quarter finals of the Europa League. These achievements have of course not gone unnoticed. Trainer Arne Slot is explicitly linked to an adventure in England and captain Orkun Kökçü can also reportedly count on interest from the Premier League. But the first offer of millions was not for Slot or Kökçü, but for managing director Dennis te Kloese.
Marcel van der Kraan reports this The Telegraph at least. Unlike Feyenoord, Tottenham Hotspur is having a dramatic season. Although the Londoners qualified for the knockout phase of the Champions League, things immediately went wrong against AC Milan in the eighth final. Tottenham Hotspur are currently eighth in their own country. On Saturday, the club went down again. Antonio Conte started the season as head coach, but was fired at the end of March. His temporary replacement did not last long either.
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Tottenham Hotspur will have to take revenge for the disappointing performance of this season next season. For this, it not only wants to get a new trainer and a number of reinforcements, but also a new top man. The sights are therefore aimed at Rotterdam. “Just before the end of Feyenoord’s title race, Te Kloese (48) was approached and asked if he would like to take the technical lead from July 1 at the club that has not become champion for more than sixty years,” it reads. The Telegraph. According to the morning newspaper, Te Kloese has ‘made the decision for himself that he will remain loyal to Feyenoord’. “Even though he can earn a multiple of his salary at Feyenoord in England, that is no reason for him to close the door in De Kuip after a year and a half.”
“I will not deny that an offer has been made, but I will say right away that it has not made me consider picking up and moving with the family,” Te Kloese writes. The Telegraph. Te Kloese arrived in De Kuip in 2021, after an adventure at La Galaxy. The general manager of Feyenoord can reportedly also count on the interest of the Mexican federation. In the past, Te Kloese had been working there for a few years as general manager. But the Mexican federation will also be told no for the time being. “I came to Feyenoord to build something beautiful and we all do that together. We are well on our way and want to achieve even more. It would be strange to stop at Feyenoord so soon.”