Sparta Prague players gather together on the pitch before the...

Sparta Prague players gather together on the pitch before the Europa League round of 16, second leg, soccer match between Liverpool and Sparta Prague at Anfield Stadium, Liverpool, England, on March 14, 2024. Sparta Prague said Lars Friis was signed by the Czech champion to become the team’s new coach and replace his fellow Dane Brian Priske who moves to Feyenoord in the Dutch league. Credit: AP/Jon Super

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands — Dutch club Feyenoord hired Brian Priske as its new head coach to replace Arne Slot, who left to replace Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool.

Feyenoord, which finished second to PSV Eindhoven in the Eredivisie last season after winning the Dutch title in the previous year, said Wednesday it signed the Sparta Prague coach on a three-year contract.

Feyenoord director Dennis te Kloese said the Dane ticked crucial boxes in a careful selection process by officials.

“He has shown at several clubs that he makes players better, advocates the attacking style of soccer that fans in De Kuip (stadium) like to see and gets results. A nice added bonus is that he speaks Dutch.”

Sparta signed Priske two years ago and he immediately led the struggling team to its first league title after nine years. He successfully defended the title this year and did the double by winning the Czech Cup. Under Priske, Sparta reached the round of 16 in the second-tier Europa League where it was eliminated by Klopp's Liverpool.

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