Sporting CP head coach Ruben Amorim has denied rumors linking him to Manchester United and stated that he has not been contacted by the Premier League club. Amorim’s name has emerged as a potential replacement for under-fire United manager Erik ten Hag, who has come under increasing pressure following a poor start to the season.
United’s recent 3-0 defeat to Newcastle in the Carabao Cup has intensified speculation about Ten Hag’s future at the club. Reports suggest that United are actively considering replacements for the Dutchman, with Amorim and former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane on their shortlist.
Amorim, who was previously on Chelsea’s managerial shortlist before they appointed Mauricio Pochettino, revealed that he has an idea about his future at the end of the current season. However, he emphasized that he will respect his contract with Sporting, which runs until 2026.
After Sporting’s 4-2 victory over Farense in the Portuguese League Cup, Amorim refused to comment on United’s interest, stating that he does not want to engage in speculation. When asked about a potential move to United, he said, “We don’t know the future, it depends on the results. It has more to do with the general idea of what we need as a team, extra pressure so we don’t hide.”
Amorim also addressed the possibility of United triggering the release clause in his contract, which is believed to be around €10 million (£8.7m). He stated that he will respect his contract and fulfill all obligations.
It remains to be seen whether United will make a move for Amorim or pursue other options. The club is currently evaluating its managerial situation and considering potential replacements for Ten Hag.
In the meantime, Amorim continues to focus on his role at Sporting and remains committed to the club. He has been linked with other clubs in the past, including Chelsea and Aston Villa, but has chosen to stay loyal to Sporting.
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In conclusion, Ruben Amorim has dismissed rumors linking him to Manchester United and stated that he has not been approached by the club. While United is considering potential replacements for Erik ten Hag, Amorim remains committed to Sporting and will respect his contract with the club. The future of United’s managerial position is uncertain, and it remains to be seen whether they will make a move for Amorim or explore other options.