Sporting Lisbon head-coach ruled out summer move to Chelsea

Sporting Lisbon head-coach Ruben Amorim has emphatically shot down rumours with a future crack at the Chelsea job.

The 37-year-old manager was believed to have been one of a number of candidates to take over at Stamford Bridge following the sacking of German tactician, Thomas Tuchel on Wednesday morning.

Pochettino and Zidane were also mooted as potential successors to the German, however, the West London giants moved quickly to appoint Graham Potter from Brighton.

The 47-year-old manager has penned a five-year contract with the West London outfits, who are alleged to have already identified Amorim as his future successor.

The current Sporting boss is 10 years Potter’s junior at 37, however, he does not expect to be departing from Sporting anytime soon.

“The project I am in is the project I want. I have another year and a half of contract; Chelsea have presented a coach for the next five years. I am happy here and I am not thinking about another project,” Amorim told O Jogo via the Evening Standard.

The ex-Benfica man has held his post at Sporting for the past two-and-a-half years, and he is under deal with the Portuguese heavyweights until the end of the 2023-24 campaign.

Amorim has 80 victories, 16 draws and 16 loss on his record from 112 matches in charge of Sporting, who opened their Champions League season with a 3-0 vicotry over Eintracht Frankfurt on Wednesday.