The Blues announced the appointment of Potter on Thursday after Thomas Tuchel was relieved of his duties as Chelsea manager.
Following a three-year spell with Brighton & Hove Albion, the 47-year-old has put pen to paper on a five-year contract at Stamford Bridge.
According to the Daily Star, the Blues have already selected Potter’s replacement even though he has yet to oversee his first game as Chelsea’s manager.
Amorim has reportedly been chosen by Chelsea as a potential stand-in in the event that Potter’s tenure with the team is unsuccessful.
Amorim has won the Portuguese Super Cup, the Taca da Liga twice, the Primeira Liga once, and the Taca da Liga since taking over as Sporting manager in 2020.
Amorim is thought to be Chelsea’s next manager, although the current Blues manager will take command of his first match on Wednesday when his team hosts Red Bull Salzburg in the Champions League.
Who is the new coach for Chelsea?
Bruno Saltor will take charge of the team as Interim Head Coach after Graham Potter was sacked. The statement reads;
Chelsea FC has announced that Graham Potter has departed the club. Graham has agreed to collaborate with the Club to facilitate a smooth transition. In his time with the club, Graham has taken us to the quarter final of the Champions League, where we will face Real Madrid. Chelsea would like to thank Graham for all his efforts and contribution and wish him well for the future.ChelseaFc
Who is Rúben Amorim?
Rúben Amorim is a Portuguese football manager and former player who is currently in charge of Sporting CP, one of the most successful clubs in Portugal. He has led Sporting to their first league title in 19 years, as well as winning two consecutive Taça da Liga trophies. He is also one of the most expensive managers ever in the Portuguese league, as Sporting paid €10 million to Braga to hire him in March 2020.
Rúben Amorim’s playing career
Amorim started his playing career as a midfielder at Belenenses, his hometown club, where he made his debut in the Primeira Liga in 2003. He became a regular starter for Belenenses and attracted the attention of Benfica, who signed him on a free transfer in 2008.
At Benfica, Amorim was part of a successful team that won three league titles, one Taça de Portugal, five Taças da Liga and one Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira. He also played in the UEFA Champions League and Europa League, reaching the final of the latter competition twice, in 2013 and 2014.
Amorim had two loan spells during his time at Benfica, one at Braga in 2012-13 and another at Al-Wakrah in Qatar in 2015-16. He retired from playing in 2017, after suffering from several injuries that limited his appearances.
Rúben Amorim’s managerial/coaching career
Amorim began his managerial career at Casa Pia, a third-division club, in 2018. He resigned after six months, following a dispute with the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) over his coaching license. He then joined Braga B as their head coach, before being promoted to the first team in December 2019.
Amorim made an immediate impact at Braga, leading them to their second Taça da Liga title in January 2020, beating Porto and Sporting on the way. He also guided Braga to third place in the league, their best finish since 2012.
In March 2020, Sporting CP decided to pay €10 million to Braga to appoint Amorim as their new manager, making him the fourth-most expensive manager ever. The move was seen as a gamble by many, as Amorim had only 13 games of top-flight experience.
However, Amorim proved his critics wrong by transforming Sporting into a dominant force in Portuguese football. He implemented a 3-4-3 formation that suited his players and gave them confidence and stability. He also promoted several young talents from the academy, such as Nuno Mendes, Pedro Gonçalves and Tiago Tomás.
In his first full season at Sporting, Amorim led them to their first league title since 2002, ending a long drought that had seen them fall behind rivals Benfica and Porto. Sporting won 26 of their 34 games, losing only once and conceding only 20 goals. They also won their third Taça da Liga trophy in a row, beating Braga in the final.
Amorim’s achievements earned him praise from fans and pundits alike, as well as the Primeira Liga’s Manager of the Year award in 2021. He also attracted interest from other clubs, such as Chelsea, who reportedly considered him as a potential replacement for Frank Lampard before hiring Thomas Tuchel.
Rúben Amorim’s future
Amorim is under contract with Sporting until 2026 and has stated that he is happy at the club. He has also expressed his ambition to coach Portugal’s national team one day, following in the footsteps of his former manager Jorge Jesus.
Amorim is widely regarded as one of the most promising managers in Europe and has shown that he can compete with the best. He has also demonstrated his ability to develop young players and adapt to different situations. He is certainly a name to watch out for in the future as Chelsea seeks to pursue his interest
Is Ruben Amorim Chelsea coach?
No, The 38-year-old has made quite the name for himself in recent years.
After one year in charge of Sporting Braga, he made the move to Lisbon to join Sporting CP and has been a big success ever since.
The former Benfica midfielder won the Primeira Liga in 2021 and the Taca da Liga in two years in a row with Sporting. His team have fallen out of contention this season, however, as they sit 18 points behind leaders Benfica.
Amorim emerged as one of the candidates for the job when Tuchel was sacked and the Blues could go after him now that Potter has been dismissed. GOAL