Arne Slot emerges as a strong candidate to become Tottenham's new boss

Tottenham are elevating their interest in Arne Slot as Feyenoord brace themselves for a fight to keep their head coach.

Spurs – who are priming 22-year-old Oliver Skipp for a key position on the players leadership committee – are searching for their next head coach and Mail Sport understands Slot is emerging as a strong candidate

Tottenham insist there is not a top target, but Slot is thought to be high in the thoughts of the Spurs hierarchy.

Slot led the Rotterdam club and has spent the last 48 hours celebrating with his colleagues and players.

He attended a private club function on Tuesday night and continued festivities with his staff yesterday.

Tottenham are exploring their interest in Feyenoord boss Arne Slot as Daniel Levy continues to search for a new head coach after Antonio Conte was dismissed back in March

Spurs are currently without a permanent manager after a tubulent 2022-2023 campaign so far

Indeed, there is hope at Feyenoord that they can keep Slot next season given his strong affinity with the club and their Champions League status.

Feyenoord want to offer Slot a new contract worth over £2.5million a year to secure their highly rated coach.

Slot, who would cost £6m in compensation, knows he can earn much more than that at Spurs.

Bayer Leverkusen head coach Xabi Alonso, who has admirers at Tottenham, ruled himself out of the running yesterday.

Roberto De Zerbi, Ruben Amorim, Ange Postecoglu and Luis Enrique are viewed as alternatives.

Meanwhile, Skipp is in line for a promotion into the club’s leadership group.

Club executives have held a string of meetings with senior players in recent weeks during what has been a turbulent period.

And the Spurs academy graduate has been part of the leadership party – that includes Harry Kane, Hugo Lloris and Eric Dier – that were consulted during those talks.

Slot has earned plenty of admirers for his impressive work with the Dutch side this season 

Julian Nagelsmann and Xabi Alonso have both pulled out of the running to manage Spurs

Skipp is not permanently part of the committee but with Lloris set to leave this summer the midfielder is set to be promoted.

Skipp, who signed a five year deal last year, has emerged as a key member of the senior iconwin Spurs squad.