Feyenoord general manager Dennis te Kloese has revealed he turned down an approach to join Tottenham Hotspur — and expects the Eredivisie champions' head coach Arne Slot to also resist interest from the Premier League club to become their next head coach.
Spurs are without a sporting director after Fabio Paratici resigned last month as he fights to clear his name amid a FIFA ban from football activities relating to his time at Juventus.
The club have appointed chief executive of City Football Group China, Scott Munn, to a newly created chief football officer from July 1 but are also looking for a new recruitment chief with reports in Italy suggesting Napoli's Cristiano Giuntoli is one name under consideration.
However, Te Kloese told ESPN Netherlands' morning show "Goedemorgen Eredivisie" that he had rejected an offer from Spurs and wants to continue work in Rotterdam.
"It's not an option right now," Te Kloese said. "I said 'no' and I also don't have any interest. I've made the choice to work for Feyenoord and that is still a great honour. We have made really good steps last year and then to say: 'Let's hear what I can do for other clubs,' is not an option for me. I want to be very clear: It will not happen."