Wolves move for Amorim looking impossible

Wolves‘ hopes of appointing Sporting Lisbon boss Ruben Amorim look to be all but over, with the majority of reports suggesting that the 37-year-old will stay in Portugal in order to compete in the Champions League with his current side.

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Following the sacking of Bruno Lage, the up-and-coming Amorim has been heavily linked with a switch to Molineux, after leading Sporting to their first Portuguese title in 19 years.

His side are also impressing in the Champions League this season, winning 2-0 against Tottenham Hotspur and 3-0 against Eintracht Frankfurt in their opening two fixtures.

Unfortunately for Fosun and the Wolves board, it seems unlikely that he could be tempted by a move to the Premier League, as Sky Sports journalist Dharmesh Sheth revealed in a recent interview with GIVEMESPORT.

He said: “A lot of the other experts in Portugal are saying it’ll be simply impossible for him to go from Sporting Lisbon in this season.

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“Particularly because he’s doing so well with them, in particular in the Champions League, and swap that for a relegation battle because that’s what it looks like at the moment at Wolves.”

Big blow for Fosun

After winning just one game in the Premier League season, following a woeful end to the 2021/22 campaign, Wolves need to appoint a new manager with a winning mentality and Amorim would have provided just that.

The young manager has won 83 of his 117 games in charge of Sporting Lisbon, having won ten of his 13 games in charge of Braga previously, so he clearly knows how to get the best out of his squad.

Goalscoring has been a real issue for Wolves under Lage but Amorim’s Sporting side have averaged 1.94 goals per game across his tenure which, if applied to the Old Gold this season, would have seen them score around 16 goals in the top flight, rather than the measly three they currently boast in the Premier League.

Given they are missing Raul Jimenez and Sasa Kalajdzic through injury, with Diego Costa also lacking match sharpness, perhaps he’d have been the manager to find creative and alternative solutions up top.

His fresh and exciting football will have been a big boon for Fosun and indeed the club’s supporters who are looking for a quick revival under their new head coach.

Therefore, it is undoubtedly a big blow for Wolves that Amorim looks set to stay with Sporting, as he looks to have all the makings of a top manager.

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