Amorim release clause REVEALED as Liverpool hunt next manager

The release clause of Sporting CP manager Ruben Amorim has been revealed as Liverpool continue their hunt for a successor to Jurgen Klopp.

The Reds have been handed a devastating blow in their pursuit of a new manager after reports emerged stating that Xabi Alonso would not be making a return to Anfield, instead staying at Bayer Leverkusen for another year at least.

As a result, Liverpool will have to turn their attention elsewhere in their pursuit of a new head coach, with Sporting CP boss Ruben Amorim the current front-runner.

The 39-year-old has always been on Liverpool's shortlist of potential Klopp replacements, but he is now considered the leading candidate given Alonso's decision to stay in Germany.

Unlike Alonso, the Portuguese coach has a release clause in his current deal, meaning Liverpool can avoid negotiating with Sporting CP for his services should they match that clause.

VARIED REPORTS ON RUBEN AMORIM RELEASE CLAUSE

Reports regarding the exact figure of Amorim's release clause have been varied, but reliable journalist Paul Joyce has revealed that it stands at £17m.

That would be a reasonable amount for Liverpool to splash on a manager who could be at the club for a long time if things go well, with Amorim only at the beginning of his managerial career.

However, it's worth noting that transfer guru Fabrizio Romano has previously reported in early March that Amorim's release clause was €30m (£25.6m) - almost £9m more expensive.

Liverpool would likely be willing to trigger his clause at £25.6m as well if they believe he is the right manager to guide the Reds during the post-Klopp era.

Amorim is not the only target that Liverpool are monitoring, however, with Roberto De Zerbi and Julian Nagelsmann also on the club's radar.

The Brighton boss supposedly boasts a £12.8m release clause in his current deal, while the Germany head coach is technically out of contract after Euro 2024 this summer.

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