Arne Slot's Liverpool appointment 'complicated by Euro 2024' amid coaching team plans

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Arne Slot insists his appointment as Liverpool boss is only a 'matter of days' away but there remains a complication over his backroom team. The Reds have reached an agreement with Feyenoord over a compensation package for the Dutch boss.

Slot has made no secret of his desire to move to Anfield with both clubs having two matches remaining this campaign. It is expected that an announcement will be made at the end of the Premier League and Eredivisie seasons next Sunday.

He is planning to bring in three coaches with him from Feyenoord in assistant Sipke Hulshoff, coach Etiënne Reijnen and head of performance Ruben Peeters. But The Mirror reports there are issues over their potential arrivals.

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It is claimed Liverpool will have to cough up another $2.5m (£2m/€2.3m) for Slot's backroom staff, on top of the $14m (£11m/€13m) package that has already been agreed. The Reds would want the new coaching line-up to start their contracts on July 1.

But that could be an issue for Hulshoff, who is also the assistant to Ronald Koeman with the Dutch national side. He will be at the European Championships this summer, with the knockout phase only beginning at the end of June.

Should Netherlands progress all the way to the final, Hulshoff would be absent until July 14, when pre-season will already be underway. His contract is up after the tournament and it is unclear if he would continue to work in the role while Liverpool No.2.

He has worked with the likes of Virgil van Dijk, Cody Gakpo and Ryan Gravenberch with the national side and Liverpool's talismanic captain previously sung his praises. Van Dijk told last year: "I didn't know Sipke before this. You have to get to know each other.

"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." says: It appears only a matter of time that Slot's appointment will be confirmed and he will be joined at Anfield by his trusted coaches. Hulshoff has worked with Slot at Feyenoord and the incoming boss will be eager for his assistant to join him. Liverpool will likely reach an agreement that he can arrive later, dependent on how the Dutch perform this summer, but missing a week or two of pre-season won't be the end of the world.