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‘Unlikely he will prove the preferred candidate’ – David Ornstein drops bombshell update on Liverpool managerial target

Liverpool’s search for a successor to manager Jurgen Klopp has taken a surprising turn. 

Sporting CP boss Ruben Amorim was linked with the Liverpool job for weeks. 

The rumour mill claimed Amorim had surged to the top of Liverpool’s shortlist of coaches to replace Klopp after Xabi Alonso decided to stay at Bayer Leverkusen.

However, The Athletic reporter David Ornstein has revealed that ‘it looks unlikely he will prove the preferred candidate in their process to replace outgoing boss Klopp’.

Two managerial candidates, Amorim and Alonso, are now off the list. Liverpool Chief Executive Officer of Football Michael Edwards and Sporting Director Richard Hughes will turn to other options to replace Klopp, who remains insistent on leaving at the end of the season.

Simone Inzaghi and Roberto De Zerbi have been touted as possible options, but nothing is set in stone after this major bombshell.

Both Inzaghi and De Zerbi are terrific coaches in their own right. Inzaghi could claim his maiden Serie A title with Inter Milan with a win over eternal rivals AC Milan tonight.

The former Lazio boss has already won the Coppa Italia twice and Supercoppa Italiana three times since joining the club in 2021.

Inzaghi has a well-structured style of play that has gained notoriety in Italy. It has helped him win trophies from Lazio’s youth team to the first team and now the Nerazzurri. 

De Zerbi was lauded at Sassuolo, drawing comparisons to Maurizio Sarri for his football principles. He went to Shakhtar Donetsk and continued to grow his reputation before his move to Brighton & Hove Albion. 

The 44-year-old has impressed with the Seagulls, garnering interest from Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United. 

Edwards and Hughes must sift through the remaining candidates who possess impressive resumes and unique tactical approaches. 

The choice they make will determine Liverpool’s future direction for seasons to come.

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