Who is Ruben Amorim reportedly next in line to replace Jurgen Klopp following Xabi Alonso’s Liverpool snub?

Currently, Liverpool is on a hunt for finding a potential successor to Jurgen Klopp. Jurgen, who has been a strong pillar for Liverpool, is set to leave the club by the end of the season.

With many potential managers out on the market, Liverpool is now keen on signing the Sporting CP manager, Ruben Amorin, after Xabi Alonso snubbed Liverpool’s interest in him.

Who is Ruben Amorim speculated to replace Jurgen Klopp?

Ruben Amorim is a former Portuguese footballer, who currently serves as a manager for Portugal-based club, Sporting CP. As a manager, Amorim is widely popular for his finesse passing-oriented game. He even has the 2020-21 Primeira Liga in his name, marking a significant achievement in his managerial career.

Amorim was even awarded the Primeira Liga’s “Manager of the Season” for his excellent display of tactical genius. These highlights of his game are what attracted many big clubs, including Liverpool and Barcelona.

Following growing interest from Liverpool to sign him as the next manager, Ruben Amorim gave a cryptic response to that in an interview saying,

“I’m focused on Sporting, I’m very proud. We are focused on winning titles… at the end, we will see. Aside from the contract offers, I’m very happy here. More important, it is now to beat Benfica.”

This statement left fans in doubt, as they were expecting the 39-year-old Portuguese manager to join them at Anfield and do wonders for the club.

Jurgen Klopp understands Xabi Alonso’s decision

Before Ruben Amorim, Xabi Alonso was considered the top candidate to replace Jurgen Klopp. However, before Liverpool could even make an offer, Alonso confirmed that he would be staying at Bayer Leverkusen for the next season. Following his success at the current club, it was evident for him to continue his form with them.

Following Alonso’s statement, Jurgen Klopp reacted by saying, “Like a young manager, being at a club where he is doing well, so that I can, I had a similar situation and did pretty much the same if you want and never regretted it.”

“Leverkusen has a very good team, and probably they will keep the whole team together,” Klopp added.

Jurgen Klopp was not shocked at all after hearing Alonso’s statement. As of now, Liverpool FC is set to prioritize Ruben Amorim as their new manager. It is evident that Amorim will receive lucrative offers from Liverpool.

Will he accept the new challenge by joining them? Or will he be the second one to snub Liverpool’s interests? Share your speculations about the entire saga in the comments.


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