A strong slot for the next coach is a believer in ‘attack football’, will Tottenham end ‘sweet potato football’
What kind of synergistic effect will the meeting between Son Heung-min (31, Tottenham) and an attacking soccer believer create?
Football Insider and other local media outlets reported on the 24th that Tottenham, an English professional football team, is ready to appoint current Feyenoord (Netherlands) coach Arne Slot as their new manager next season.스포츠토토
Slot is a leader who prefers aggressive tactics and is considered the right person to change Tottenham’s strategy, which has been focused on defense. Unlike previous Tottenham coaches, attention is focused on whether he can maximize his offensive power while relieving Son Heung-min of the defensive burden.
Coach Slot, a Dutch national, drew attention by leading AZ Alkmaar (Netherlands) to runner-up in the 2019-2020 season, which was his first year at the command tower. From the 2021-2022 season, he took the helm of Feyenoord and led the team to runner-up in the UEFA Europa Conference League that year. This season, his leadership was clearly recognized as Feyenoord won the league title for the first time in six years.
According to Football Insider, Tottenham even accepts paying a large penalty to Feyenoord to capture manager Slot. The term of the contract between manager Slot and Feyenoord is known to be until 2026, and the penalty is 6 million pounds (about 10 billion won). Football Insider said, “Chairman Daniel Levy plans to hand over all authority related to player recruitment to manager Slot.”
When manager Slot takes over, Tottenham’s tactics, which have been focused on ‘counterattack after first defense’, are expected to change completely.
Known as an avid fan of Manchester City (England) coach Pep Guardiola, Slot prefers an aggressive tactic like Guardiola. Aggressive forward pressing, passing play and constant switching are key tactics.
Slott is known to require goalkeepers to build up to the point where they can deliver quality passes straight to midfielders. This is why it is evaluated that he is the most aggressive manager since Johan Cruyff, who led the heyday of Ajax (Netherlands) in the 1980s with ‘Total Soccer’.
If manager Slot takes the baton of Tottenham, Son Heung-min’s offensive power is expected to double. In addition to an orbital fracture injury just prior to the 2022 Qatar World Cup, Son Heung-min was instructed to join the defense by coach Antonio Conte at the time, and due to overlapping movements with wingback Ivan Perisic, who has a strong tendency to attack, the score was significantly lower than last season, when he was the first Asian player to win the EPL scorer. lost.