Ruben Amorim to Liverpool: West Ham in shock swoop for number one Reds target

Ruben Amorim to Liverpool has been a strongly mooted move in recent weeks. But with West Ham United engaged in talks with the current Sporting CP manager, the move now looks in serious jeopardy.

David Moyes' successful time in East London is set to come to an end – Photo by Icon Sport

The Irons are making plans for life after David Moyes, as they intend to part ways with the Scot when his contract is up at the end of the season. Julen Lopetegui has also been considered for the role.

Ruben Amorim to Liverpool: Another snub?

Since Reds legend and current manager Jurgen Klopp announced his imminent departure from the club earlier this year, Liverpool have been linked to numerous managers.

Liverpool were strongly linked with former midfielder Xabi Alonso, who has achieved incredible feats with Bayer Leverkusen this season. But the Spaniard was not interested in a return to Merseyside, and has chosen to stay in Germany for now. 

Julian Nagelsmann was strongly considered too, but the former Bayern boss has since extended his contract with the German national team, ending any potential move.

Ruben Amorim to Liverpool now looks unlikely
Ruben Amorim has impressed with his Sporting CP team – Photo by Icon Sport

Amorim is considered a strong contender for the Anfield hot seat thanks to the strong Sporting side he has built in recent years. And many Reds had their heart set on the 39-year-old:

 

But with renowned journalist David Ornstein now reporting the move as “unlikely”, some Liverpool fans are starting to wonder quite who Michael Edwards and co have up their sleeve:

Though Liverpool are in good shape for any potential successor, the sheer size of Klopp's personality leaves a big void at Merseyside.

Jurgen Klopp leaves big shoes to fill – Photo by Icon Sport

Given how Unai Emery and Moyes struggled to replace dynastic managers Arsene Wenger and Sir Alex Ferguson at Arsenal and Manchester United, despite their success elsewhere, candidates may be wary of picking up a potentially poisoned chalice.

Brighton manager Roberto de Zerbi has also been linked with the vacancy.


William Evans is a football and politics fanatic. A first-class graduate of UEA's Broadcast and Digital Journalism MA course, he also achieved a first class degree in politics and media studies during his time at UEA.