Manager emerges as strong contender to replace Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool

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Feyenoord manager Arne Slot has emerged as a front-runner to replace Jurgen Klopp as Liverpool manager this summer, according to a new update from journalist Paul Joyce.

Finding Klopp’s successor in the coming weeks and months is going to be one of the biggest tasks FSG have had during their entire tenure owning the club, considering what an irreplaceable figure he is.

The German announced back in January that he would depart as Liverpool boss at the end of the season, meaning he now has just five matches left in charge.

Numerous candidates have been thrown into the mix when it comes to Klopp’s replacement at Anfield this summer, but leading contenders such as Xabi Alonso and Ruben Amorim now look off the table.

According to a fresh claim from the reliable Joyce of The Times, Slot is “interesting” Liverpool, standing out as a leading option to come in as manager. In the article itslelf, he states that he is a “leading candidate” to fill the sizeable void set to be left by their current leader.

Our thoughts on Slot becoming Liverpool’s next manager…

As mentioned, replacing Klopp is an almost impossible task for whoever comes in this summer, considering the 56-year-old is widely seen as one of the most influential figures in the club’s great history.

There will likely be disappointment that one of Alonso or Amorim aren’t coming in, given their reputations as two of the best young coaches in the game, but Slot has pedigree in his own right.

The 45-year-old won the Eredivise title with Feyenoord last season, much like Alonso just has with Bayer Leverkusen and how Amorim looks set to with Sporting CP very soon, as well as sealing Dutch Cup glory last Sunday.

Slot is also still a relatively young manager in his own right, and if FSG, Michael Edwards and those in charge of the decision see him as the ideal appointment, they should be trusted.

It does feel as though the Dutchman is just a good option for the time being, though, with Liverpool unlikely to want to rush into a decision, given the magnitude of it.

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