Amorim’s West Ham Flirt Failed Spectacularly

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Amorim’s Hammers Charade 

It seems clear that Ruben Amorim’s trip to London to discuss a potential role with West Ham was more about posturing than a genuine interest in leaving Sporting Lisbon. Amorim likely saw the West Ham interest as leverage to stir Liverpool into action. However, this strategy backfired spectacularly with Liverpool opting for Feyenoord’s Arne Slot as Jurgen Klopp’s successor.

With no real intention to replace David Moyes, Amorim returned to Portugal somewhat disgraced, forced to issue a groveling apology to Sporting Lisbon’s fans. This entire episode appeared to be theatrical, designed to boost his position but ultimately wasting everyone’s time and potentially tarnishing his reputation—especially as details of his wage demands were also leaked.

Quite how David Sullivan and Tim Steidten feel about this embarrassment and waste of their time is anyone’s guess.

While I hope West Ham secures the best possible manager, missing out on a coach who has managed to embarrass both himself and the club involved might be a bullet dodged.

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