Xabi Alonso is not the only one…Rúben Amorim, who leads Sporting, is also a candidate to be the next Liverpool manager

Xabi Alonso is not the only one...Rúben Amorim, who leads Sporting, is also a candidate to be the next Liverpool manager Transfers

The aftermath of the surprise announcement that Jurgen Klopp will step down from his position at the end of the season continues to unfold, as the departure of Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has been discussed privately in Liverpool’s upper echelon since last November.Some supporters are mourning, while many others are thanking him for his accomplishments to date.

At the same time, there is a lot of excitement about the appointment of the next manager. While Xabi Alonso, who also played at Anfield during his playing days, is very popular, Roberto de Zerbi, a tactically knowledgeable manager, is also ranked high in the odds.

According to Correio da Manha, in addition to managers with ties to Liverpool and the Premier League, Sporting CP manager Ruben Amorim is also among the candidates. It should be noted that a penalty of 20 million euros would have to be paid to pull out the 39-year-old manager.

He was appointed to the position in March 2020 after a stint in leadership at SC Braga. So far this season, he has maintained a good record with 23 wins, 3 wins, and 4 losses in 30 games, and he also maintains a high average of 2.40 points. They also have a good record in the Champions League and Europa League, with 11 wins in 30 games.

However, the domestic league is an oligopoly, with only Benfica and Porto being able to compete with them, and the hurdle is high for them to directly enter the Premier League. The ideal career path for him would be to gain experience in Italy, Spain, and Germany before landing in England.

Will the young coach be able to make the step up from Portugal’s prestigious clubs to the world’s best clubs?