Sporting Lisbon manager Ruben Amorim responds to Man United links, amid reports he is being lined up as a potential replacement for Erik ten Hag following the Red Devils' miserable start to the season

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By Sam Brookes For Mailonline

Published: 03:00 EDT, 3 November 2023 | Updated: 03:03 EDT, 3 November 2023

Sporting Lisbon leader Ruben Amorim has responded to speculation that he could go Manchester United's adjacent manager. 

United person endured a torrid commencement to nan play nether Erik 10 Hag, losing 8 of their 15 matches, and they person slumped to consecutive 3-0 losses astatine location to Manchester City and Newcastle this week.

Ten Hag is nether unit to move things astir quickly, and it has been reported that Amorim and Zinedine Zidane person been lined up arsenic imaginable replacements for nan Dutchman if nan club's existent plight continues.


Amorim has been linked pinch a move to nan Premier League complete nan past 18 months aft impressing successful nan dugout successful Portugal, but he refused to springiness excessively overmuch distant erstwhile asked astir nan anticipation of him moving to Old Trafford.

‘This twelvemonth I’m not going to spell backmost to nan aforesaid speech arsenic past year,' he said erstwhile asked astir whether he could beryllium tempted by a move to United pursuing Sporting's 4-2 triumph complete Farense successful nan Portuguese Cup connected Thursday.

Sporting Lisbon leader Ruben Amorim (pictured) has responded to reports linking him pinch Man United

It has been reported that Amorim is being lined up arsenic a imaginable replacement for Erik 10 Hag

‘I’m not going to make immoderate benignant of remark connected these situations. We don’t cognize nan future, it depends connected nan results.'

Amorim went connected to propose that he has a bully thought of really he would for illustration things to cookware retired complete nan coming months, but kept his cards adjacent to his thorax earlier revealing that he has not spoken to United yet.

‘Regarding nan future, I person an thought for nan extremity of nan play but I won’t opportunity it now. But nan results and nan discourse return america to thing different,' he added.

‘I don’t want to beryllium commenting connected these things. I person not been contacted by Manchester United.’

Amorim is understood to person a merchandise clause of astir €10m (£8.7m) successful his Sporting contract.

When asked whether his stance would alteration if nan clause was triggered, he replied: ‘I’m not going to beryllium commenting connected that.

‘I will respect nan contract, everything that is location will beryllium fulfilled.’

Amorim has been successful complaint astatine Sporting since March 2020 and has ne'er managed extracurricular of Portugal.

Amorim, who is still only 38, led Sporting to their first convention title successful 19 years successful his first afloat play successful 2020-21, and has besides won nan Portuguese League Cup doubly and nan Portuguese Super Cup during his clip astatine nan club. 

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