Arne Slot finally gives his first interview as Liverpool manager 30 days after replacing Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool have officially unveiled Arne Slot as the club’s new head coach.

Back in May, it was announced that former Feyenoord manager Slot will take over from Jurgen Klopp as the club’s new head coach.

Klopp sent shockwaves through the entire world of football after he revealed his decision to step down as Liverpool boss at the end of the 23/24 season back in January.

A club statement read: “Liverpool Football Club can announce Arne Slot has agreed a deal to become the club’s new head coach, formally taking up the position on June 1, 2024, subject to a work permit.”

However, since he was confirmed as Liverpool’s new head coach, Slot has yet to do an official interview with the club, until now.


On Wednesday afternoon, the Dutchman’s first interview as Liverpool head coach was released to the public.

During this, the 45-year-old said: “Excited, really looking forward to the new challenge which is ahead of me. We are, of course, looking at the training ground, which is fantastic, so there are a lot of things to look forward to. The team is coming back in a few weeks and yeah, [I am] looking forward to a new start after a nice period I had at Feyenoord.”

When asked whether the time between his announcement and his interview was deliberate, Slot said: “First and foremost, maybe the farewell of Jürgen, which was really special from what I saw. It was on the same day I left Feyenoord as well but I did see a few things and afterwards there was even a few more farewells from what I saw, so I think it was fair to him and to the club and to the supporters to wait a bit and then to come in.

“Apart from that, I went on holiday as you probably can see! And yeah, I think now is a good moment to arrive here and talk to you, but let’s be clear: I don’t start today, I’ve been in a lot of contact with staff members already – from people who are working here to the new staff members that are coming in – and, of course, almost every day Richard [Hughes] and me are calling each other because we have to talk. This is also a very important phase for the new season, to make sure the team is ready, and we have to play in the pre-season. So, a lot of things have been done but more in the background and now I am sitting here in front of you, I think it’s a good moment to do it now for the few reasons I just gave you.”

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