According to A Bola (as relayed by Sport Witness), Sporting Lisbon are not fearful of losing Ruben Amorim despite Tottenham’s interest in their head coach.
The report states that while Spurs could meet with Amorim this month to discuss their managerial vacancy, the Portuguese coach is unlikely to make the switch to N17.
It is claimed that the 38-year-old ‘only thinks about Sporting’ and has already started planning for next season, including on potential incomings and outgoings and promotion of youngsters.
Record state that this shows that Amorim’s intention is to stay at José Alvalade Stadium next season despite Tottenham’s interest.
The publication also adds that the Lilywhites would have to meet ‘several requirements’ to get him out of Sporting, including paying his €20m (£17.4m) release clause.
It is also suggested that Amorim would only leave for a club where he is handed the sort of autonomy he now enjoys at Lisbon and a team that he feels can compete for trophies.
I have no doubt that Amorim would seriously consider taking the Spurs job if it is offered to him.
However, while Sporting have done well in Europe this season, they have had a disappointing season domestically, which may count against the 38-year-old’s candidacy.