Dutch outfit Feyenoord have not been approached by Leeds United concerning head coach Arne Slot amid reports that the Whites are interested in his services.
This update comes from The Athletic’s Phil Hay, who also claims that Feyenoord are “planning to knock back any move” the Yorkshire club may make for their head coach.
As things stand, Leeds appear no closer to replacing Jesse Marsch, who they sacked on Monday.
The initial frontrunner to assume the vacant position – West Bromwich Albion’s Carlos Corberan – responded to Leeds’ interest by signing a contract extension at the Hawthornes.
Following this was interest in Rayo Vallecano’s Andoni Iraola. But a trip to Madrid for director of football Victor Orta to negotiate with the Spaniard and his club was met with failure. Orta returned to West Yorkshire empty handed.
Then, it was widely reported that Feyenoord’s Slot was at the top of the hierarchy’s shortlist. Despite this, Dutch media has stated that Leeds are yet to make any concrete approach for the 44-year-old.
Feyenoord general manager Dennis te Kloese confirmed as much in a recent interview with Dutch outlet VI.nl.
“I have not heard anything from Leeds,” Te Kloese told VI.nl (as per The Athletic).
“I also know Leeds as a correct club, so I don’t believe they are playing this behind our backs.
“Last summer the transfer of Luis Sinisterra also went in a very neat, correct way.”
Leeds are currently managed by a trio consisting of Michael Skubala, Chris Armas and Paco Gallardo who managed to secure a vital 2-2 draw at Old Trafford yesterday evening.
For now, Leeds’ search for a new permanent manager continues.