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“Is that the resume Liverpool are looking for now?” — Steve Nicol



"Is that the resume Liverpool are looking for now?" -- Steve Nicol

The rumored appointment of Feyenoord manager Arne Slot as the successor to Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool has sparked controversy, with former Liverpool star Steve Nicol expressing skepticism about Slot’s suitability for the role.

Speculation has been rife regarding Klopp’s successor at Anfield, with several names, including Ruben Amorim and Roberto Di Zerbi, initially linked to the position. Xabi Alonso was also reportedly a strong contender before committing to Bayer Leverkusen.

Recent reports have suggested that Slot has emerged as the frontrunner for the Liverpool job, with discussions intensifying over a potential deal after the Dutchman signaled his interest in the move.

Arnie Slot boasts a successful track record, having secured both the Eredivisie title and the KNVB Cup with Feyenoord, while also emphasizing the development of young talent.

Despite Slot’s accomplishments, the prospect of his appointment has failed to generate excitement among Liverpool supporters. This sentiment is echoed by Steve Nicol, a former Liverpool player with over 400 appearances for the club.

"Is that the resume Liverpool are looking for now?" -- Steve Nicol

Nicol questioned whether Slot’s credentials were sufficient to lead Liverpool back to Premier League and Champions League glory. In an interview with ESPN, he remarked,

“Is that the resume of somebody to lead a club the size of Liverpool back to the Premier League title and the Champions League? I mean I can’t honestly say that.”

Acknowledging Slot’s coaching abilities and tactical approach, Nicol expressed reservations about whether he possesses the requisite experience for such a prestigious role. However, he conceded that finding a replacement for Klopp, a highly esteemed figure in football, presents a considerable challenge.

Nicol emphasized the absence of a figure of Klopp’s stature in the current managerial landscape, complicating the search for his successor.