Next manager to be announced soon…Liverpool aim to agree Sporting manager Ruben Amorim next week

Next manager to be announced soon...Liverpool aim to agree Sporting manager Ruben Amorim next week Transfers

Xabi Alonso, who had been tipped as a major contender to succeed Jurgen Klopp, has announced that he will remain at Bayer Leverkusen. The 42-year-old commander, who was also targeted by Bayern Munich, will now play in the Champions League with his current team.

Forced to change targets, Liverpool have turned the heat on 39-year-old Ruben Amorim to lead Sporting, and reports about the Portuguese captain continue to circulate in the media on a daily basis. 

The manager, who has been at the helm of the Portuguese powerhouse club after stints at Casa Pia and SC Braga, has been in good form in Liga Bewin.

In last night’s head-to-head clash with Benfica, he scored a dramatic late goal to win the game and extend the gap to ‘four’ points with one game less to play.

The whitewash brought Sporting closer to winning the domestic league title, but also increased the possibility of losing their young leader. 

According to Portuguese journalist Pedro Sepúlveda, yesterday’s game reportedly moved talks between Liverpool and the manager forward, and an agreement could be reached within the next week.

“This SportingCP victory over Benfica today by 2-1 will speed up negotiations between Ruben Amorim and Liverpool.”

“The Reds hope to reach a full agreement on the terms of the contract next week with the Portuguese coach.”