Arne Slot 'lacks class' after record-transfer boast says ex-Liverpool star

Incoming Liverpool head coach Arne Slot has been told he ‘lacks class’ by a former Liverpool player, following the Feyenoord manager’s boast that he is set to become the most expensive coach in Dutch football history. 

Slot, 45, will succeed Jurgen Klopp in the Anfield hotseat after the German announced his intention to depart at the end of the season. 

Despite links with higher-profile candidates such as Xabi Alonso and Ruben Amorim, the club hierarchy plumped for Slot, who won the Eredivisie title last season and the KNVB Beker (Dutch cup) this term

Details of the deal to bring Slot to Anfield are believed to have been already agreed, with Slot and up to two members of his staff costing Liverpool around €13 million in compensation. 

"I have the impression that a good offer has already been made,” Slot told a press conference last week

“And it seems that Feyenoord is already going to make the highest-paid Dutch transfer fee for a coach. 

"And somewhere I still have a bit of the idea that I have performed so well in recent years, earned so much money, that Feyenoord is thinking along those lines."

'You don't need to say that' - Warnock hits out at Slot

Stephen Warnock, who represented the Reds 67 times and played games during the 2005 Champions League-winning run, has hit out at Slot for discussing the hefty compensation pacakge, imploring him to get on with the job at hand at Feyenoord rather than becoming over-excited at the prospect of moving to Liverpool.

"From what I've seen so far of him from his interviews, it feels like he's got that big personality," Warnock told DAZN

"The big thing is, is that you're following one of the biggest personalities in football, but you've got to still be your own person - and I think he is. If I'm being completely honest, I wasn't so sure about his interview talking about the money that Feyenoord are receiving for him and how great it is for Dutch football. 

 

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"I just thought it lacked a little bit of class. I just thought you don't need to say that you're still in a job at Feyenoord. You've still got games to play. Jurgen Klopp's still the manager at Liverpool. 

"I think it was just one of them where you almost bat it away and say, listen, there might be things happening behind the scenes, but that's not for me to talk about. That's for the two clubs to sort out. 

Stephen Warnock

Stephen Warnock

"However, if you're getting a Liverpool job and you've only been a manager for, I think it's seven and a half years I'd be very excited as well. And I think the opportunity to go into Liverpool and to fight against [Mikel] Arteta and [Pep] Guardiola towards the top of the league is a proposition that he's probably very, very excited about."

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