Liverpool will not sign Ruben Amorim as their manager next season

One question has been on my mind this week as the Liverpool manager search took its frequent and improbable turns. Just who does Ruben Amorim think he is?

When I first clocked the news snippets that the Sporting CP manager was headed to London by private jet no less alongside his agent to meet West Ham, I assumed it was bull. There was no other explanation. 

Are we really supposed to believe that a manager of a team at the top of the league, going for the double for that matter, in the week of a possible title-deciding game against an arch-rival, would be taking his talents however briefly to a mid-table team in another league to discuss a job offer?

Nothing about it made sense, not least that it was “only” West Ham. Had it been Barcelona or Bayern Munich, I might have understood. But West Ham?

As the afternoon unfolded, somehow it appeared to be true. There was the flight tracking data, there was a grainy picture of Amorim and his agent Raul Costa on the tarmac at the airport. 

Liverpool is looking for a new manager which is not Ruben Amorim

Holy moly, Ruben Amorim was really heading to London to talk to West Ham. Odemwingie writ large. 

Bear in mind David Moyes is still in a job and still has a contract and should probably have some choice words for the Portuguese upstart should he ever meet him. 

And back he came early on Tuesday morning, a mere six hours after landing in London, blearly eyed

And his tail between his legs, telling the press that he would see them Saturday and nothing else.

It alleged that Hugo Viana the Sporting CP sporting director and club president Frederico Varandas approved this little jaunt.

Given that Sporting had two full days off following their weekend win against Vitoria Guimaraes, Amorim indeed entitled to spend his time off however he liked. 

But surely they can’t be happy with this?

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