After the surprise of Ruben Amorim, Liverpool’s hunt for a new manager went exactly as planned.


It seems doubtful that Sporting CP manager Ruben Amorim will make a move, according to reports.As Liverpool’s season came to an end, everyone was prepared for surprises. Supporters had anticipated it to be limited to the Premier League championship race, though.

Rather, the ambiguity around the conclusion now encompasses the identity of the manager who will succeed Jurgen Klopp.

The rumor that Sporting Lisbon manager Ruben Amorim, who was thought to be one of the front-runners for the position, was now being connected to West Ham United gave the mystery surrounding the next Reds manager an unexpected twist on Monday.

With Liverpool’s season drawing to a close, nobody was expecting the unexpected. But supporters had thought it would just apply to the Premier League title chase.

Instead, the uncertainty surrounding the outcome now includes who will take over as manager after Jurgen Klopp.

The mystery surrounding the next Reds manager took an unexpected turn on Monday with the report that Ruben Amorim, the manager of Sporting Lisbon and one of the front-runners for the job, was suddenly being linked to West Ham United.

Head of football at Fenway Sports Group Michael Edwards, working with recently appointed Liverpool sporting director Richard Hughes, has been tasked with selecting the next manager. It has long been known that the hierarchy is open to hiring a manager who best fits the club’s restructured organizational structure rather than just the most popular option. The Reds won’t be afraid to make an unforeseen choice.

The early contenders seem to be fading from the discussion with Julian Nagelsmann, another possibility brought up early on, pledging his long-term future to the Germany national team.

That, therefore, helps to explain the plethora of new names that have surfaced in the last few days. Over the weekend, Arne Slot of Feyenoord was suggested. Gary O’Neil of Wolves has also been linked, albeit speculatively, having previously worked at the Academy for Liverpool and as the manager of Bournemouth under Hughes while he was at the South Coast team. Additionally, Thomas Tuchel, who took over for Klopp at Mainz and Borussia Dortmund, has begun to gather some momentum.

Although it would seem to deviate greatly from the typical FSG model, the mere sight of Jose Mourinho watching Liverpool’s match against Fulham on Sunday was enough to get some people talking. As for the earlier rumor that the Reds had grown cold towards Roberto De Zerbi of Brighton—Husband had previously desired De Zerbi to join Bournemouth—it will now be reevaluated. As is often the case with major managerial appointments, few would be shocked if Amorim ends up taking over as Liverpool’s next manager. For the time being, however, Liverpool supporters are more in the dark than ever regarding Klopp’s successor.


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