Amorim capture would be the ultimate ambition


The Ruben Amorim to West Ham rumours are spreading like wildfire, with mainstream media now reporting The Hammers’ interest as fact.

As ever, Claret & Hugh have contacted their top sources within the club, but they remain tight-lipped. The official stance remains the same… David Moyes‘ managerial position will be assessed at the end of the season.

Unofficially, it appears that even Moyes himself is resigned to leaving East London, and the club is actively looking at replacements.

Signing Amorim would demonstrate the ultimate ambition from West Ham

Ambitious coach with a bright future

Amorim is considered one of the brightest coaching talents in world football. The top division in Portugal is always considered a three-horse race, but the truth is that Sporting hadn’t finished above Porto or Benfica for years before Amorim came along.

He plays great football and is brilliant with youth players, but he was handed a lesson in the Europa League by Atalanta’s Gasperini. However, that shouldn’t detract from the fine work he’s done at both Sporting and Braga.

Personally, I’m still struggling to get my head around West Ham paying a transfer fee for a manager. We’ve always paid big wages, even going back as far as Sam Allardyce, who was one of the world’s highest-paid managers even in the Championship. Manuel Pellegrini was also on a significant wage, yet for some reason, this seems bigger.

It would show an enormous amount of ambition for West Ham to poach one of the brightest young talents in world football. It would also be concrete evidence of a project in progress that began with Tim Steidten’s recruitment last year.

I still need some convincing, and I’m half expecting David Moyes to renew or Steve Bruce to be appointed with Tony Pulis as his assistant. However, if the Hammers’ ownership manages to pull this coup off, it has the potential to be the singular move that truly propels the club forward.

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  • Hammer _Rite says:

    Apparently as reported on Hammers News Amorim will be also be having talks with Liverpool while he’s in the UK

  • Far West Hammer says:

    Ha ha ha. Bruce/Pulis would make us all “careful what we wished for” indeed!

  • Anonymous says:

    There is not a chance that Sullivan will pay a release fee for a manager this is all froth for the wavering season ticket holders to renew

  • Anonymous says:

    I see according to telegraph Sullivan unwilling to pay release clause. Quelle surprise Rodney he is nothing if not constant in shafting us

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