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Arne Slot confirms he will replace Jurgen Klopp as Liverpool manager

FootballMay 18, 00:12
Feyenoord coach Arne Slot has confirmed he will take over from Jurgen Klopp as Liverpool manager.
Klopp, who has been at the helm since October 2015, is leaving at the end of the season after a successful tenure that includes winning the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup, and two EFL Cups.
After Klopp announced his departure in January, several candidates were considered for the position. In April, BBC Sport reported that Slot was set to secure the role after Liverpool agreed to a compensation deal worth up to £9.4 million with Feyenoord.
"I can confirm that I will become the trainer there next year," Slot stated on Friday. He reflected on his departure, saying, "Until now I was not thinking about this being the build-up to my last match, but that starts coming now. At the beginning of the week, you are thinking about training and those kinds of things. But the feeling gets stronger now."
Slot also mentioned taking time to say personal goodbyes: "I wanted to say goodbye to some people personally and take time for them, more than just shaking hands. I understand that good results help, but it is very nice to feel that people really are thinking it's a pity that I'm leaving."
Slot's final game in charge of Feyenoord will be Sunday's Eredivisie home match against Excelsior. Klopp's tenure at Liverpool will conclude on the same day with a Premier League home game against Wolves.
Feyenoord confirmed Slot's departure on social media, stating, "The Arne Slot era is coming to an end. Let's enjoy the last moments." Liverpool has not yet commented on the announcement.
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