David Ornstein claims Ruben Amorim appointment 'UNLIKELY' for Liverpool

Reliable journalist David Ornstein claims that Liverpool appointing Sporting CP boss Ruben Amorim looks 'unlikely' this summer.

The 39-year-old coach has long been considered Liverpool's favoured candidate after Xabi Alonso committed his future to Bayer Leverkusen, with plenty of reports linking the Sporting head coach with a move to Anfield to replace Jurgen Klopp.

It's a move that many supporters were excited about but it now appears that the Reds may be looking in a different direction when it comes to Klopp's successor.


According to a post put out by The Athletic's David Ornstein on X, 'Liverpool looks unlikely' as a destination for Amorim come the end of the season.

The Sporting boss, who is on course to win a domestic double this term, has been coy on his future amid rumours linking him with Anfield, and it's been claimed that Liverpool are willing to make a brave rather than popular decision when it comes to the next manager.

While Amorim is clearly a candidate that Liverpool have considered, Ornstein's update suggests that the Reds may be leaning in a different direction when it comes to the club's next coach - although which direction that is remains unclear.

The news will come as an enormous blow to supporters hopeful of seeing the impressive Amorim arrive at Anfield, but it's worth noting that Ornstein doesn't rule him out of the running completely.


According to Ornstein, West Ham are interested in making an ambitious move for the Sporting boss this summer should they part ways with David Moyes.

West Ham are said 'to appeal' to Amorim but it's 'unclear where they sit' among his potential options at the end of the season should he leave Lisbon.

Links with West Ham also suggest that it's Liverpool who are distancing themselves from Amoprim rather than the other way round, perhaps meaning that the Reds are going to opt for a left-field appointment.

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