Feyenoord director Dennis te Kloese has said the Dutch champions have not received an approach from Tottenham for head coach Arne Slot, but claims to have turned down his own offer to join the club.
Tottenham are believed to have with the Dutchman viewed as one of the .
Te Kloese told ‘ morning show ‘Goedemorgen Eredivisie’ that the club are yet to receive an approach from Spurs.
The Feyenoord official added that Slot had previously turned down a move to earlier this season.
‘No, there has been no request from Tottenham (for Slot),’ Te Kloese said.
Feyenoord say there has been no approach from Tottenham for head coach Arne Slot
Slot is a contender to become Tottenham’s next boss after leading Feyenoord to the Dutch title
‘In February, there was concrete interest from Leeds United, but we and Arne said, ‘no’ to that.Arne did not want to go to Leeds and I think that was a very good decision.
‘We went a long way with Arne, broke (renegotiated) his contract last year. We are more than satisfied with him and if there is interest in him, we will hear about it.
‘He [Slot] has a contract for two more years and this summer there is no release-clause in his contract, so we can say no if we want.
‘We have quite a good story here as well.Champions League next year, a lot of new players were signed last summer and they proved really good players in this team and their contracts also run for quite some years to come.’
Slot led the Rotterdam based club to their Eredivisie title last week, with the 44-year-old refusing to comment on prior to their match with Emmen on Sunday.
Feyenoord earned a 3-1 victory over Emmen, with the Dutch side set to round off the season next weekend when they face Vitesse.
Slot has admitted that he sees his next step being abroad, with coach labelling the Premier League as the ‘biggest league in the world’.
‘The next step will not be another club in Holland, iconwin if that is the next step and if I fail completely in the upcoming few years,’ Slot said.
Slot led Feyenoord to a 3-1 win over Emmen in their penultimate game of the season on Sunday
Feyenoord director Dennis te Kloese, centre, says he has turned down an offer to join Spurs
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is seeking to appoint a new manager and sporting director
‘The normal next step would be to go abroad and I’ve always said the best league in the world is the Premier League but when it comes to Italy you can see there are a few clubs playing in European finals now.
‘There are more countries where it is interesting to go to in the future, but the Premier League is the biggest league in the world, that is clear.’
worth over £2.5million a year to secure their highly rated coach.
Slot, who would cost £6m in compensation, knows he can earn much more than that at Spurs.
Te Kloese also claimed he had turned down an approach from Tottenham, with Spurs seeking a sporting director to replace Fabio Paratici.
‘It’s not an option right now,’ Te Kloese told ESPN.’I said ‘no’ and I also don’t have any interest.
‘I’ve made the choice to work for Feyenoord and that is still a great honour. We have made really good steps last year and then to say: ‘Let’s hear what I can do for other clubs,’ is not an option for me.I want to be very clear: It will not happen.’
Te Kloese became a director at Feyenoord last January having previously worked as the general manager of MLS side LA Galaxy for four years.
The 48-year-old had previously held the same role with Mexico’s men’s national team between 2014 and 2018, having worked for club sides in the nation.