Ruben Amorim prepared to keep Liverpool waiting as he makes priorities clear

Ruben Amorim prepared to keep Liverpool waiting as he makes priorities clear

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Although the hiring process is still ongoing, Liverpool has identified Sporting manager Ruben Amorim as their top choice to replace Jurgen Klopp at Anfield at the end of the season.

Sporting Lisbon will continue to be led by Ruben Amorim, who won’t be deterred.

The Sporting manager is Liverpool’s top choice to replace Jurgen Klopp this summer, but negotiations are still ongoing and no deal has been reached. Although Sporting leads the Portuguese league by four points and has advanced to the national cup final, sources in Portugal are confident that Amorim will take the next step in his career at the end of the current campaign.

Amorim, who is thought to be one of Europe’s best young coaches and has drawn significant interest from Barcelona, may have a spectacular send-off. Amorim’s play style, ability to develop players, and ability to discover talent are the main things that Liverpool like about him. Amorim is thought to have a £12 million release clause.

Xabi Alonso has already committed to Bayer Leverkusen, and Amorim is currently the overwhelming favorite among bookmakers to take over at Anfield. In his first full season with the team, Amorim, 39, guided Sporting to their first league title in 19 years in 2020–21. He has also made an impression in European competition, eliminating Arsenal from the Europa League the previous season.

Amorim is the ideal fit for Anfield, according to former Liverpool defender Abel Xavier, who made this claim to the BBC this week. “I played at Liverpool, so I know the exact mentality and identity,” Xavier remarked.

“With all due respect to Sporting Lisbon, I hope to see Ruben Amorim join Liverpool. Given the significance of selecting the right successor for Klopp, I believe he will be a significant addition.

Ruben is the kind of coach who needs to work within the structure alongside those who make decisions. He enjoys having a say in the choices made. We are discussing the player profiles rather than [financial] matters.

It’s shrewd because he’s bound by contract and doesn’t want to cause any trouble because Sporting can win the double for the first time in a long time. However, I genuinely think—as I think most people do—that Sporting Lisbon’s Ruben Amorim cycle will come to an abrupt end.”


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