Argentine set to leave Spanish club in the summer
Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has reportedly told the club he’s leaving in the summer in order to become the next Chelsea boss.
The 45-year-old is believed to be one of the names on Roman Abramovich‘s shortlist, along with Antonio Conte and Massimiliano Allegri, but according to reports, he’s already been offered the job and is willing to take it.
There were reports claiming that Abramovich had given up on Simeone due to him being compared to Jose Mourinho in terms of man-management and style of play, but it’s now believed a formal offer has been tabled.
Reports in Spain have claimed that Simeone is eager for a new challenge and is ready to accept a contract from the Blues, which could be worth around £9.2million-a-year.
Simeone will take over from interim Guus Hiddink at the end of the season, and he’s already preparing for life in England by taking English lessons.
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt