Amorim’s grovelling apology

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Ruben Amorim, the manager of Sporting Lisbon, has expressed regret over the poorly timed nature of his recent trip to London for discussions with West Ham, amidst uncertainty surrounding David Moyes‘ future. Amorim travelled to London on Monday, returned to Portugal after midnight on Tuesday, and was met by a barrage of questions from journalists.

Sporting Lisbon is in the thick of the Portuguese championship race and a victory against second-place Porto on Sunday could clinch the title. Acknowledging his mistake, Amorim said, “The timing was completely wrong. I always urge my players to show respect, and I failed to do that, even though I had informed the club beforehand.”

Amorim apologised to the fans, the club, and the players, admitting, “I’m so sorry.” He has been pivotal to Sporting, leading them to their first league title in nearly two decades during the 2020-21 season and is on the brink of winning a second title in four years.

Despite being a leading candidate for the Liverpool job after Xabi Alonso decided to stay with Bayer Leverkusen, Liverpool’s interest waned and they settled on a compensation deal with Feyenoord for manager Arne Slot, potentially worth £9.42 million. Although it seemed Amorim would commit his future to Sporting, his recent actions suggest he might be open to other opportunities.

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  • Jamie says:

    He did this to stir the pot so liverpool would contact him …that’s wat I belive etc

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