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SAD goes to extremes to stop Ruben Amorim

SAD goes to extremes to stop Ruben Amorim

Leonin's management is committed to providing the best sporting conditions for a successful new season. Continuity of Gyukiris, Inacio, Hjulmand… The coach may admit, on Saturday, the mistake of the last trip to England, as the Sporting coach has not yet given up.

Sporting's management is committed to making every effort to retain Rubén Amorim, the coach who has everything it takes to deliver a second national champion title within three years and who has been harassed by clubs like Liverpool and West Ham on the sports field, in other words, this commitment by SAD led by Federico Varandas. It is to retain the key players in the team, such as Gjukeris, Hjulmand or Gonçalo Inacio, so that the 2024/2025 season can be faced with high expectations, internally but also in Europe, with a team competing in the Champions League.

For a long time, since Jurgen Klopp announced last January that he would leave the team's technical leadership, Liverpool has been mentioned as a possible destination for Ruben Amorim. But, as you know football, West Ham were the first to put themselves in line with the coaching staff, and after seeing the insistence with which the Reds spoke, they put pressure on businessman Raul Costa to meet the coach, as he prepares to replace David. Moyes at the end of the season. For this reason, given this pressure and taking into account that Hammers They quickly expressed their interest, and the agent and Amorim agreed to travel to London on Monday, a trip that brought the two parties together and, above all, caused a tremendous stir in the Assad world.

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Arriving in Lisbon in the early hours of Tuesday, after the whirlwind flight, Ruben Amorim sent clarifications to Saturday, the eve of the classic match with FC Porto – Sunday at 8:30 pm at Estádio do Dragão. And the wait for the press conference to preview the match began with more anticipation than the classic match itself… Based on the data we were able to collect, the 39-year-old coach must already admit his mistake, and today, when returning to work at the academy after two days of vacation, he must… You should also reserve a speech for the team.

From London, Amorim arrived away from West Ham, not because of the prices on offer, which were even higher than Liverpool's, but because the sporting project on offer did not tempt him entirely. Yesterday, news arrived from British territory that the Hammers were targeting other parties, specifically the Spaniard Julen Lopetegui, who played for FC Porto in 2014 and 2015, since the release clause to terminate Amorim’s contract at Sporting. Bola knows that a little below. 20 million euros (30 million for the national market) is considered a barrier. From Liverpool, news reports say contacts are progressing with Feyenoord to snap up Arne Sloat, ensuring The Athletic has reportedly turned down €9m for the Dutch.

Feyenoord reject Liverpool's first bid for Arne Slott

The Dutch club's coach has overtaken Ruben Amorim in the list of preferred successors to Jurgen Klopp at the Reds

The future in England is losing steam but it is not completely ruled out yet and it will be normal for more news to emerge in the coming days as the Amorim name continues to be associated with Premier League logos.

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Renewal…not yet

In England, closer to Alvalade, it was perhaps the pinnacle. SAD is therefore committed to going to the maximum to retain the coach, who arrived at Sporting in March 2020, from SC Braga for 10 million euros, and whose contract was renewed in November 2022 until 2026. This limit, at the moment, does not mean a new extension. For the contract, as he has secretly heard in the last few hours, but he is considering keeping the main figures in the team, such as Gyokeris, Gonzalo Inacio or Hjulmand, with only one or two elements leaving. , able to add millions to those that the green and white team will receive from the Champions League but never affecting the quality of the team, provides Amorim with the weapons to once again be a serious candidate for the title and also to be able to compete in the Champions League. League.

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The former Porto coach is the one the Hammers want to replace David Moyes. Ruben Amorim's release clause with Sporting is an obstacle

Amorim, who admitted that he cannot guarantee continuity at Alvalade, is open to staying, and has not yet ruled out any changes in England… but always through the guarantees given by SAD, which will be the maximum, so that he can show himself in champions, and of course In fact, he will impress the European giants even more next season.