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17 May 2024 17:35:04
Ruben Amorim's hopes of a move to Liverpool may not have been ended in the way fans think.

The Sporting Lisbon boss was thought to be keen on a switch to the Anfield-based outfit, with Jurgen Klopp set to call time on a nine-year stay in Merseyside.

It has now emerged that the Primeira Liga side's president, Francisco Varandas, may have played a starring role in blocking his head coach's departure.

"I found out why the transfer of Ruben Amorim (Sporting Lisbon) to Liverpool FC fell through in the end. Everything had already been negotiated and the contracts were ready to be signed, " Christian Falk shared in his exclusive Fact Files column with CaughtOffside.

"Sporting Lisbon would have received a transfer fee of €10m, as had been agreed. However, the president of Sporting Lisbon, Francisco Varandas, is said to have changed his mind at the last minute. Suddenly, the president demanded €20m and spontaneously doubled the price.

"Liverpool did not want to play the game. That was bitter for Amorim, who would have loved to become Jürgen Klopp's successor. "

The Leões have since been crowned league champions for the second time under the 39-year-old's watch.

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17 May 2024 18:45:24
Ed's snippets on Sporting being pi**ed at LFC brought home by this move.
This makes Slot the second choice?

17 May 2024 20:09:22
Smells very bovine.

17 May 2024 21:22:59
You can't always get what you want.
But if you try sometimes you get what you need.


17 May 2024 21:40:06
3rd choice Vango, remember Alonso?

17 May 2024 22:09:34
For those about to Slot, we salute you. (Even if he is third choice) .

17 May 2024 20:21:50
Ed02 - was Slot always first choice?

{Ed002's Note - No. Done to death.}

17 May 2024 22:26:52
Wasn’t Salah 3rd choice? Or was it 4th?

17 May 2024 22:55:21
Caughtoffside says it all.

17 May 2024 23:30:03
I’d say first choice was to keep Jurgen until 2026. So perhaps 4th choice but it doesn’t matter. We are where we are, let’s get behind the club and try and enjoy the next chapter.

18 May 2024 01:01:35
Amorim couldn’t have been that arsed about joining us, he spoke to West Ham and made a big deal about it. Can’t knock slot Slot for being dead keen on joining us.

18 May 2024 06:05:14
Fact is it’s Slot. So just focus and support. Look forward not behind.

18 May 2024 08:43:03
Really. taking notice of something written in CaughtOffSide is shameful.

18 May 2024 11:19:24
Does it matter now?

It’s going to be Slot so let’s crack on and forget the others.

18 May 2024 12:27:51
Pretty sure caughtoffside is just a site where they collect news stories from other outlets. They aren’t publishing anything themselves.

18 May 2024 12:35:45
Who cares. Slot is our man now. We go again!

18 May 2024 17:52:49
Soon as someone mentions caught offside ii automatically think of Darwin.

18 May 2024 21:12:28
I think the club policy is ‘the right player at the right price’, so why not ‘the right manage at the right price’? I’d say Amorim and Slot both carry the same risk in terms of where they are in their development - moving to a much higher profile club in a much tougher league. In fairness the same could have been said for Xabi at the start of last season although he has probably answered a lot of questions this season.

19 May 2024 01:24:06
If this is true it would be disappointing on all fronts as from outsider perspectives of both coaches I think I would have preferred Amorim to Slot. That said he's the man now so I'll support him and whatever he wants to do, unless it's play boring possession football. Rather watch Scottish football than any more knock off Pep wannabe rubbish.



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