‘I’ve only been a trainer for four years’

Arne Slot expressed his outrage on Friday afternoon about statements about him in the media. The Feyenoord trainer is often asked about his future. It was regularly written that he had won little until the national title. The successful coach does have an opinion about that.

“I thought it was quite special that it was said about me that I had never won anything,” said Slot at the press conference. “I’ve only been a trainer for four years. The first year was corona, a season in which we shared the top after 26 games. We never know how that ended. My second year I was fired, the third year was the Conference League final and the fourth year I am champion. That shows how high the pressure is from the outside when it comes to winning trophies.”

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Slot is often mentioned in England as a possible new manager of Tottenham Hotspur. In the Netherlands, this mainly causes statements that he will never win prizes there. “Two years ago I also went to a club. Then everyone also said: how can you go there, you will never win a prize there for the time being. That was not my opinion, but just about everyone said that to me. No one would have thought the national championship possible. Winning a prize tastes like more, I can’t deny that.”

Slot has two more matches scheduled with Feyenoord. The team from Rotterdam will play an away match against FC Emmen this Sunday (2.30 pm), which is still battling against relegation. A week later, Feyenoord rounds off the competition in their own Kuip against Vitesse. Slot’s men can still reach a total of 85 if they win twice. Feyenoord concluded the last championship year (2016/17) with 82 points. So that can be three more than then.

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