Amorim offered full power at West Ham


Amorim given licence to rebuild West Ham

West Ham United have reportedly offered Sporting Lisbon coach Ruben Amorim complete license to overhaul the club in an effort to recruit him.

This claim has been made by Sport Witness, who initially broke the story of his meeting with Hammers officials yesterday.

West Ham’s offer is believed to be a far bigger financial package than Liverpool were thought to have offered the 39-year-old. However, Amorim’s representatives were keen to stress that the Portuguese manager is not money-driven.

David Sullivan-Amorim-West Ham manager

Do it your way: Sullivan will allow Amorim full control of West Ham

Therefore, the Hammers’ offer for him to construct the football club’s recruitment and tailor it to his own specifications is believed to be a huge factor in Amorim’s decision. Sporting’s head coach has a remarkable record of unearthing and developing talent, as can be seen during his short career.

Amorim arrived at Sporting in 2020, and since then, he has developed multiple players who were sold for a higher price later. The list includes the likes of Pedro Porro, Manuel Ugarte, Matheus Nunes, Nuno Mendes, and João Palhinha.

From the current Sporting squad, he’s helped Gyökeres, Marcus Edwards, Gonzalo Inácio, Pedro Gonçalves, and Ousmane Diomande improve their valuations.

It’s not clear how much input Tim Steidten has had with the attempt to pursued Amorim to join the club. However, reports that this move would hasten the Steidten’s departure from the club are wide of the mark. It is believed the hammers director of football would be heavily involved in all transfers at the club.

That being said, any deal for Amorim is a long way off with club officials reluctant to comment.

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  • Mr Buddy Lurve says:

    This is precisely the type of manager that we all crave, and I desperately hope that Mr Sullivan considers his cost as he would a player, because a brilliant coach is arguably the most important component of a successful team.

    His successes and pedigree at bringing through young talent, thus reconnecting the first team with the Academy bodes well too, and it would give a real boost to all at the club. Moyes will just never do that – he’s more focused on short term results than long term development, which I get at this point in his career. Like Ferguson eeking every drop of value out of the Man Utd squad before he departed.

    So, Sullivan, Steidten, Amorim & Noble in the Academy. Looks like a winning formula to me. 🙂

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