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Neil Jones Reveals Liverpool’s Decision to Appoint Arne Slot as Klopp’s Successor

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Neil Jones has revealed the true reason why Liverpool chose Arne Slot to replace Jurgen Klopp.

Michael Edwards appeared to consider various options, with Ruben Amorim from Sporting CP appearing to be a strong contender for the job at one point.

There was a lot of talk about Xabi Alonso possibly coming back to Anfield, but he ended that speculation by saying he’s staying at Bayer Leverkusen.

Now, Neil Jones has shared the real reason why Liverpool decided to go with Arne Slot instead – at least according to him.

FSG’s Interest in Arne Slot’s Financial Skills, According to Neil Jones

Some fans might not take this rumor seriously, but Neil Jones, who used to be Goal’s Liverpool correspondent, says that Fenway Sports Group (FSG) liked the fact that the Dutchman could manage finances well.

“The reason Arne Slot was deemed ‘the one’ for Liverpool over other targets was that he has not had huge sums to spend or players on big wages, but has still managed to stamp his authority with a defined style of play at two different clubs.” Jones told Caught Offside

Now, some Liverpool fans might think that FSG went for the cheaper option, but we don’t see it like that.

FSG’s Strategy with Arne Slot

Even managers of Europe’s richest clubs, like Mauricio Pochettino at Chelsea and Erik ten Hag at Manchester United, haven’t seen success despite having lots of money to spend.

For instance, Chelsea spent £424.8m on transfers in the 2023/24 season, but they’re only seventh in the Premier League. As for Manchester United, Ten Hag has spent £85m on Antony and £70m on Casemiro, among other expensive signings, but the team is currently eighth and not progressing.

So, focusing on hiring a manager who can train the existing players effectively is a good move for FSG. They will likely support Slot with some new signings too.

As featured on Walkon.com.

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