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Chelsea: Ruben Amorim on manager list

Chelsea: Ruben Amorim on manager list - Chelsea News

Chelsea ‘looked at’ Sporting CP boss Ruben Amorim before appointing Graham Potter as manager, and have him on their list as a potential replacement, according to journalist Simon Phillips.

The Lowdown: Amorim profiled

Amorim has received huge plaudits for the job he has done in Portugal, with members of the media lauding him as ‘the greatest manager Sporting has ever had.’

The 38-year-old’s finest achievement was winning the 2020-21 Primeira Liga title, before more recently adding both the Portuguese Super Cup and League Cup to his collection, taking him to five trophies in his managerial career.

The Latest: On the list

In an interview with GiveMeSport, Phillips confirmed that the Sporting boss has been on a three-man list including Potter and Mauricio Pochettino, saying:

“Chelsea are doing their due diligence and they will have a list, like every club does, so I know that Pochettino remains on there.

“Another one that I know Chelsea looked at, at the same time as Potter, is Ruben Amorim from Sporting. They looked at him, but they chose Potter out of those three.”

The Verdict: Plenty of options

Potter will undoubtedly be on thin ice, with the 2-0 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday leaving Chelsea 10th in the Premier League table, having lost more games than they’ve won.

As such, the board must start thinking about potential replacements for the Englishman, and Amorim, who has been lauded as ‘sensational’ by the media, could be a very shrewd appointment, given his track record of winning trophies.

That said, Pochettino is also being considered for the role, and the Argentine has experience managing in the Premier League, having overseen 293 matches in the Tottenham dugout.

Luciano Spalletti is another option for Todd Boehly, and the 63-year-old is another very strong candidate, with his Napoli side currently sat top of the Serie A table.

Amorim looks to be the exciting, trendy and high-risk high-reward option, so is certainly one to keep an eye on in the coming weeks.

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