Arne Slot backroom team - Three coaches who could follow Feyenoord boss to Liverpool

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Arne Slot appears to be edging ever closer to being named Liverpool's next manager. The Reds have been linked with a number of bosses as potential successors to Jürgen Klopp, most notably Xabi Alonso and Rúben Amorim.

But Slot is now the clear frontrunner and the Daily Mail reports that a deal could be concluded in the coming days, with Liverpool remaining in talks with Feyenoord over a compensation package.

Slot has publicly admitted that he would like to move to Anfield and any package is likely to include members of staff that will follow him to Merseyside. Liverpool has previously confirmed that assistant Pep Lijnders would follow Klopp out of the club, alongside coaches Vitor Matos and Peter Krawietz.

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But it is claimed that Feyenoord do not want Slot to take his entire backroom staff with him, and will block any Liverpool attempts to do so. It comes after Dutch outlet 1908 suggested he wanted to bring in at least three staff members. has taken a look at those coaches who could potentially follow Slot to Anfield, with at least one further appointment likely. The Reds' potential new No.2 already has links with a number of current Liverpool players.

Sipke Hulshoff

Slot and assistant Hulshoff first worked together at SC Cambuur, under manager Henk de Jong before taking of the team in 2016. The 49-year-old then took up a role at FC Volendam but jumped at the chance to reunite with Slot at Feyenoord.

The pair helped lead Feyenoord to the Eredivisie title last season, with Hulshoff also assistant to Ronald Koeman with the Dutch national side. His contract does expire after this summer's European Championships. It appears highly likely he will join Slot at Anfield.

Liverpool skipper Virgil van Dijk has already spoken very highly of the coach, and told last year: "You see what his qualities are and I personally certainly like that.

"Hopefully he can continue that well. He is very clear and tactically strong. I like the moments when he leads a training session. I think I also speak for the group."

Ruben Peeters

It appears Slot will also look to bring at least another member of his Feyenoord staff with him to Liverpool, should he take over. Peeters joined Feyenoord in 2021 as Head of Performance, shortly after Slot's arrival that summer.

The 31-year-old had previously been fitness coach at Belgian side Genk, and worked under Arsenal assistant boss Albert Stuivenberg during his brief spell as manager. Peeters is seen as a key part of Feyenoord's success and would likely be targeted by his current boss to take up a similar role.

Etiënne Reijnen

According to the 1908 report, former Dutch defender Etiënne Reijnen could also join the Feyenoord exodus and move to Liverpool. The 37-year-old had a decent career in the Eredvisie, playing for AZ Alkmaar and Groningen, and alongside Slot at PEC Zwolle.

Since retiring in 2020, Reijnen also worked as a coach at SC Cambuur, before joining Slot at Feyenoord earlier this season as analyst and technical advisor. "It is a huge honor to start working in this position at Feyenoord," Reijnen told the club's official website back in October. "An opportunity like this at a top club does not come along easily."