Who is Maria Joao Diogo wife of Sporting Lisbon manager Ruben Amorim who is linked to Liverpool

Who is Maria Joao Diogo wife of Sporting Lisbon manager Ruben Amorim who is linked to Liverpool

Here is all you need to know about Portuguese football manager Ruben Amorim including his age, career, bio and wife

Although Xabi Alonso, an early frontrunner, will remain at Bayer Leverkusen, Liverpool’s quest for a replacement for Jurgen Klopp continues. It seems, Klopp’s successor, Ruben Amorim, has emerged as the clear favourite to take over the Reds as their next manager.

Meanwhile, as he answered inquiries about his future, there was another update on his release clause. It is anticipated that there will be room for discussion because Amorim’s release clause has the potential to be activated at the conclusion of the season, even though it will decrease once more in 2025.

Who is Maria Joao Diogo wife of Sporting Lisbon manager Ruben Amorim who is linked to Liverpool FC

A world-record release clause for the 39-year-old was first reported to exist, and it may be worth up to £25 million. Paul Joyce of The Times later revealed a reduced fee of about £17 million, which is still a significant sum. However, Jason Burt and Chris Bascombe of The Telegraph now speculate that the price may be as high as £12.9 million.

Who is Ruben Amorim?

Ruben Filipe Marques Amorim is an Portuguese professional football manager and former player who was born on January 27, 1985, and he is currently the manager of Sporting CP, a team in the Primeira Liga. The 39-year-old stands 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) tall.


A look at Ruben Amorim’s career

Amorim was mostly used as a midfielder in football, though he was also used as a winger and a right-back. He has played for teams like Beleneses, Benicar, where he spent most of his career, Braga and Al Wakrah on loan. He received 14 caps overall while playing for Portugal in two FIFA World Cups.

He started his coaching career at Casa Pia in 2018 after retiring in 2017; however, he resigned from the position in 2018 due to a disagreement with the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF). He was named Braga B’s head coach prior to taking over the top squad in December 2019 and winning the 2020 Taca da Liga.

As the third-most expensive manager in history, Amorim was hired in March 2020 to lead Sporting CP for a managerial transfer of €10 million (£8.65 million).


With his leadership, Sporting has won its first league title in 19 years, completed a domestic double, and only lost once in the top division this season. Sporting is now leading the table and has a chance to win the title for the second time in the last four years.

Ruben Amorim’s tactics

Amorim has adopted a possession-based strategy and a back-three format as part of his management style. His 3-4-3 formation is a winning tactic.

Who are Ruben Amorim’s parents and family?

Unfortunately, Ruben Amorim’s parents Virgilio and Anabela parted ways when he was just an year old. He has a brother named Mauro Amorim. His two cousins cousins, David Simao and Bruno Simao are profesional football players.


Ruben Amorim’s wife and children

Ruben Amorim is married to Maria Joao Diogo and has two children. She is the sister-in-law of Antero Henrique, former sporting director of Paris Saint-Germain. Maria João is Daniela’s sister who is married to Antero.

Maria João Diogo met Rúben Amorim at the beginning of his career as a player, having married in 2013, in a discreet ceremony, in front of 160 guests in the church of Palácio de S. Marcos, in Coimbra.