Rúben Amorim is one of the fastest-rising football managers on the European continent, unknown to many but watched by all. The 37-year-old Portugal coach is the current coach of Sporting CP, which has risen to be a competitive side in the UCL.
Amorim joined football management in 2019 after thirty years of professional football.
Since 2020 when he took Sporting CP to end the club’s twenty-year wait for the Portuguese league title, he’s been on the map of outstanding coaches.
According to the Sun, Wolverhampton Wanderers snubbed Rúben Amorim after the sack of Bruno Lage. But Aston Villa has listed him as one of their prime targets, and The Guardian revealed the Birmingham-based club are keen on securing his services.
Rúben Amorim teams coached and trophies
Sporting CP (2020)
He was behind the resurgence of Sporting CP, who has been falling behind the other big teams which form the Portuguese “Big Three” (FC Porto and Benfica).
After more than two seasons with Sporting CP, Rúben Amorim has won four trophies with the club, including the Portuguese league, Portuguese league Cup (twice) and the Portuguese Super Cup.
After assuming the role of head coach of Braganca, Amorim won the Taça da Liga (Portuguese league Cup) and left an impressive record before departing the club.
Braga B (2019)
Amorim’s second job was to lead Braga’s under-23 team in the Portuguese third tier. His impressive performance did not go unnoticed, which led to his application to the main team.
Casa Pia (2018–2019)
He joined Casa Pia in 2018 before resigning as club coach due to a dispute with the Portuguese football federation.