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Wolves next manager latest: Ruben Amorim says he's happy at Sporting

Wolves managerial target Ruben Amorim has cast major doubt on a potential move to Molineux, insisting he is happy at Sporting CP.

Wolves’ search for a new head coach is well under way now following the sacking of Bruno Lage.

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The 46-year-old was relieved of his duties on Sunday after a 2-0 defeat to West Ham United the night before.

The club are not expected to name his successor before the game with Chelsea.

Wolves officials will take their time as they seek to make the right appointment.

One of the names that has been linked with the job, perhaps inevitably, is Amorim.

The former midfielder has been a revelation at Sporting since taking over in March 2020, helping the club to win a first league title in 19 years the season before last.

He has carved out a reputation for being an attack-minded coach, and the fact he is Portuguese has unsurprisingly led to Wolves links.

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But it would appear Amorim is highly unlikely to become Wolves’ next manager.

The 37-year-old was actually asked about the speculation last night in his press conference ahead of the Champions League game with Marseille.

He responded (via A Bola): “It is the same answer I have made in other situations. I’m at Sporting, I’m very happy here, I like being here, so I don’t think there’s anything else to say.”

A blow for Wolves as Amorim seemingly rules out Wolves move

It is a bit of a shame to hear Amorim already effectively ruling himself out of the running for the Wolves job.

Without doubt he is one of the most talented young coaches in Europe at the moment.

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But even if Amorim fancied the job, it is likely it would be difficult to prise him away from Sporting since he is on a long-term contract.

It has been reported it would take a compensation payment of around £20 million to release him.

Maybe this one is simply a case of right man, wrong time.