Before Ralf Rangnick was confirmed as Manchester United’s interim manager, there were of course many names linked to the Old Trafford job. One of them was Ruben Amorim.
The Sporting boss, who won the Portuguese league with the Lions last season following a long club drought, was said to be one of the options the Red Devils had to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
That of course reached the local media, with first reports claiming Amorim had committed his future to the Lisbon side, and then that he’s about to sign a new contract with them.
Now during a press conference at the weekend, the coach once again made it clear that he’s happy at Sporting and is going nowhere for now.
“I’m Sporting’s coach, I have a contract and mainly – because contracts are sometimes worth little – I am very happy at Sporting and this is where I will continue,” said Amorim (via Record).
“I came to Sporting, I made the right choice. My future is to beat Tondela, it’s the only thing on my mind.”
Manchester United announced the arrival of Ralf Rangnick on Monday.
The German coach is joining the club as an interim manager until the end of the season, and will then have a ‘consultancy role’ at Old Trafford for a further two years.