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Arne Slot Leeds rejection explained, as Harry Redknapp teases spectacular return to the Premier League

Feyenoord manager Arne Slot turned down the chance to become Leeds United’s new boss because ‘not everyone is driven by money,’ according to one of his players. 

The coach has been a revelation for the Dutch giants, who currently sit two points clear at the top of the Eredivisie, with Slot opting to remain at the club until at least the end of the season.

Now, Leeds will have to continue their search for a new manager, with shock links to the retired Harry Redknapp now beginning to surface.

In response to rumours about him taking the job at Elland Road, one of Slot’s players has given his thoughts on why he decided to remain in Rotterdam.

This is according to Feyernood’s Alireza Jahanbakhsh, who claims the manager wants to build something historic in the Netherlands.

He said: “We are working on something special at Feyenoord, together we can achieve great things.

“It is better to go when you have really left something behind at a club. Legacy, that’s what we are working on.

“Not everyone is driven by money. Feyenoord is a big club, but how many times has there been a championship to celebrate? Twice in the last 25 years, right?

“I can imagine the coach wants to be champions, we players want that too. Besides, we can win the cup and we are still in the Europa League. So much to play for.

“You never know for sure if the chance will come again That makes it hard to say no. But if you have confidence in your qualities and you dare to be patient, there will always be another chance. Personally, I think Arne Slot wants to win a prize with Feyenoord.”

Leeds forced to turn to alternatives after Slot rejection

Given Leeds have now missed out on one of their first-choice candidates to replace Jesse Marsch, they will now have to turn their attention to other targets.

Interim boss Michael Skubala will take charge of the Whites for their crucial clash against Everton on Saturday, as the club continue to search for a more long-term option.

As previously reported by TEAMtalk, former Rangers and Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard has been linked with the job, but now, another well-known figure has thrown his hat into the ring.

That is Harry Redknapp, who according to the Daily Mirrorwould happily come out of retirement to manage Leeds, should they ask him to.

The 75-year-old has a huge amount of Premier League experience, after managing the likes of West Ham, Portsmouth, Southampton, Tottenham, QPR over the years.

He is not thought to be Victor Orta’s first choice, but it would make for an absolutely sensational story if he did return to save Leeds from relegation.

For now though, it seems the likes of Gerrard, Nuno Espirito Santo, and Andoni Iraola are the more likely candidates.

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