One of Liverpool Managerial Targets Reportedly Instructs His Agent to Ignore Potential Approach From the Club

Sporting manager Ruben Amorim has intrusted his agent over a potential £17 million interest from Liverpool. The Reds are in search of a new manager.

Following Jurgen Klopp’s announcement of stepping down as Liverpool boss, Sporting manager Ruben Amorim emerged as one of the first contenders. Alongside Xabi Alonso and Roberto De Zerbi, Amorim stands out as one of the most probable candidates to assume the managerial role.

However, there is still a considerable distance to cover before such a scenario materializes. According to reports from Record, there has been no contact whatsoever from Liverpool; there are no indications that they are on the verge of presenting Amorim with an offer.

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Adding to the uncertainty, the Sporting boss has explicitly instructed his agent to disregard any potential inquiries until the conclusion of the ongoing season. Amorim’s primary focus remains on his current team, and he is determined to avoid any distractions.

The impact of this decision on his prospects is unclear. Liverpool, it seems, will not be appointing a new manager until the season concludes. Nevertheless, this does not necessarily rule out the possibility of them initiating discussions with potential candidates before that time.

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While the appointment of a sporting director is anticipated to precede the appointment of a new manager, there may be a desire to commence negotiations promptly. In taking his current stance, Amorim could be jeopardizing his chances of being considered for the position.

Alonso is expected to maintain a consistent stance as Bayern Leverkusen participate in both the Bundesliga and Europa League. It appears that the Spaniard is the top priority for Liverpool, and any decision he makes could potentially influence the entire process.

It’s worth mentioning that acquiring Amorim would come at a cost of approximately £17m, reflecting his release clause for foreign clubs stipulated in his contract. This figure originated from Sporting paying SC Braga around £8m to secure his services in 2020.

In contrast, the record-breaking coaching fee stands at £21.5m, paid by Chelsea to Brighton for Graham Potter. When considering this context, Amorim’s fee appears relatively modest, especially in comparison to the substantial amount spent on Potter’s services at Chelsea.

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