Ruben Amorim has been tipped to replace Marcelo Bielsa at Leeds United but former Sporting Lisbon player Carlos Fernandes believes this is not the right time to move to the Premier League, telling Radio Renascenca.
This is not the first time a new 30-year-old face has led his side to Primeira Liga glory.
A decade after Andre Villas-Boas burst onto the scene with a league, cup and European treble at FC Porto, Amorim lured Sporting to their first domestic championship since the days when teenage Cristiano Ronaldo was striding over the Estadio Jose Alvalade.
In fact, Amorim has done a remarkable job, according to UOL, he has been identified as an irreplaceable factor at Leeds United.
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“If you asked me if it was time for Ruben Amorim to leave, I would tell you, no,” said Fernandes.
“I think one day he will find a good project abroad and have the greatest success. But for now, I think it would be better to continue to develop at Sporting.
At 36 years old, Amorim is three decades younger than Bielsa. He also has only two years of top-level management experience under him.
“(Amorim) is young and in terms of career management it makes sense for him to merge the Sporting project and then, yes, embrace other things abroad,” added Fernandes.
“Ruben Amorim’s work at Sporting is surprising and wonderful. It seems to me that we will be hearing more and more about this or that club’s interest in Ruben. ”
Amorim won’t be cheap. Sporting has inserted a £25m release clause into his contract.
If someone activates it, he will replace Julian Nagelsmann as the most expensive coach in football history.
With Bielsa’s contract expiring next summer, Leeds have also been linked with Palmeira’s Abel Ferreira and Former Granada coach Diego Martinez.
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