Liverpool: New coach takes over as Klopp exits

Liverpool have officially confirmed that Arne Slot will be their manager from the 2024/2025 season.

The Dutchman replaces Jurgen Klopp, who took charge of his last game on Sunday.

Slot will resume work on June 1 with the Premier League side.

He emerged as Liverpool’s top choice, after they missed out on Xabi Alonso and Ruben Amorim.

In April, Slot disclosed that Feyenoord and the Reds were in talks over a compensation package.

It is believed Liverpool have paid around £9.4million (£7.7m plus £1.7m in add-ons) for the 45-year-old.

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

“The 45-year-old will join the Reds from Feyenoord ahead of the 2024-25 season after a deal was reached with the Eredivisie club for his services,” Liverpool said in a statement on Monday.