Former Portugal international Ruben Amorim confirmed as Sporting Lisbon head coach


Sporting Lisbon has confirm Ruben Amorim as their new manager, in a deal making him the nation's most expensive club coach.
He was appointed as new head coach just two days after Silas stepped down following Sporting's 3-1 defeat to Famalicao.
Ruben Amorim appointment triggered a 10 million euros buyout clause for the 35-year-old ex-midfielder, making it the biggest ever payout for a club coach.
Mean while Custodio Castro Takes the coaching position at Sporting Braga, a former player for the club, who until now ran the under-17 squad.
Silas quit after only six months in the job following the league defeat to Famalicao only a week after they were dumped out of the Europa Cup.
That defeat came after Sporting, the Portuguese Cup holders, were knocked out of the competition this season in the early rounds by the amateurs from third division, Alvera.
Ruben Amorim becomes the sixth coach to take charge of the club in the 18 months since Frederico Varanda was named president.

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