AFP Koen van Weel / ANP
The Dutch club Alkmaar announced today, Saturday, that they would not use the services of their coach, Arne Slot, after reports emerged that he would coach Feyenoord next season, despite the fact that the team will not be in the current season of the national league. lost.
The decision to fire 42-year-old Slot came a day after media reports in the Netherlands said he was a strong candidate to take over Feyenoord to succeed Dick Advocaat, 73, next season.
“The club has decided to separate immediately (from the coach). We want our coach to fully focus on Alkmaar,” technical director Max Hieberts said in a statement.
Alkmaar stated in his statement that he had spoken to Slot after the media coverage and subsequently taken the dismissal decision.
Last season, Slot Alkmaar led to sharing the lead with Ajax Amsterdam before the championship was suspended due to the spread of the Coronavirus, before the football season was later canceled.
Alkmaar is currently seventh in the Dutch league and has not lost in the first nine rounds of the season, but is 10 points behind leader Ajax, which has played 10 games.
Lawyer said last week that he would not continue his current assignment at the head of Feyenoord’s coaching staff after the end of the current season, after which local media nominated Slot to take over as his successor.