Liverpool appoint Slot as new head coach

Liverpool have announced the appointment of Arne Slot as their new head coach, subject to work permit.

The 45-year-old Dutchman arrives from Feyenoord, succeeding Jürgen Kloppwho announced in January his intention to leave at the end of the 2023/24 season on June 1.

Klopp announces the arrival of Slot

Slot enjoyed a successful three-year spell with Feyenoord and arrives at Anfield having won an Eredivisie title, the Dutch Cup and reached the UEFA Europa Conference League final.

Slot's early career

After an 18-year playing career as a midfielder which included stints at FC Zwolle, NAC Breda, Sparta Rotterdam and PEC Zwolle, Slot began his managerial career as assistant head coach at Cambuur, in his native Netherlands, in 2016.

Slot then joined AZ in 2017, first working as assistant manager before taking over as head coach ahead of the 2019/20 campaign.

In his first season in charge, AZ reached the round of 16 of the UEFA Europa League, also finishing second behind Ajax in the Eredivisie on goal difference, although the season was canceled due to the pandemic, without any title being given.

Slot was sacked by AZ in December 2020 and, shortly after, agreed a deal to join Dutch giants Feyenoord for the 2021/22 season, winning the title the following year.

He takes over at Anfield, replacing Klopp, who ended his eight-and-a-half years at the club with a 2-0 win against Wolverhampton Wanderers during a final day full of emotions at Anfield.

Slot will find out their opening Premier League match when the 2024/25 fixtures are released at 09:00 BST on Tuesday June 18. The season will begin on August 17.

Before that, Liverpool will face both Arsenal And Manchester United as part of their pre-season tour of the United States.

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