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Amorim extends contract through to 2026

By Sporting CP
30 Nov, 2022

New contract made official this Tuesday

Sporting Clube de Portugal and Rúben Amorim have signed an extension to the first team coach's contract through to 2026.

The 37-year-old coach joined Frederico Varandas, chairman of the Board of Directors, at the Estádio José Alvalade on Tuesday for the celebration of the renewal.

Speaking to Sporting CP media, Varandas announced that it was "a very happy day for Sporting CP."

"We signed Rúben Amorim in March 2020, we are now in November 2022 and we have just renewed his contract until June 2026. This renewal demonstrates a lot about how Sporting CP work today: With discretion, efficiency and a clear direction. It is also a very strong sign of how today Sporting CP are a strong and stable club, with stability being the basis of all success. A contract of this duration always obliges that the parties involved are 100% committed to the sporting project and that there is an extremely high level of trust between them. As president of Sporting CP, I am very happy that we have a contract until 2026 with one of the best coaches in the world and because we will continue to make Sporting CP grow."

Rúben Amorim was equally satisfied with the continuation of his tenure in charge.

"For any coach it is very important to receive the trust of a club when you still have a contract in place, and especially in the worst time we have been experiencing as Sporting CP coaching staff. Renewing with me for a longer period now is a sign of great confidence. Even with the problems that all families have, we have managed to solve them and we are ready for another very difficult three-year cycle. I want to thank all Sportinguistas and tell them that there will be three difficult years ahead; we know that. We are going to have a lot of joy and, sometimes, disappointment too. We will do everything to make Sporting CP a much better club in three years. Thank you for your trust, I am very happy and I am where I want to be."

Since joining the club in the final stretch of the 2019/20 season, Rúben Amorim has already won, a Liga Portugal title (2020/2021), the Supertaça (2021) and two Taça da Ligas (2020/2021 and 2021/2022) as coach of Sporting CP.