Atletico Madrid boss could join the list of superstar managers in the Premier as he has set his heart on moving to England, the Daily Mirror is reporting.
The former Argentina midfielder is most likely to move to England in 2018, when his contract expires and Atletico have completed their move into a new stadium. And if it does happen, it will see him going head-to-head with the likes of Pep Guardiola, Jose Mourinho and Jurgen Klopp.
Simeone has done an impressive job at Atletico up against Spanish superpowers Barcelona and Real Madrid both domestically and in Europe, winning the title in 2014 and reaching two of the last three Champions League finals.
But he’s also become frustrated – going public on his annoyance after losing the Champions League showpiece to neighbours Real last season – at not being able to compete financially with richer clubs.
The 46-year-old was widely reported to have negotiated his contract duration down from 2020 to 2018, but it is believed that was him deciding not to take an option to extend his current deal.
Therefore he can walk away in just over 18 months’ time, although there is also believed to be a buy-out clause.
Chelsea were believed to have made a determined effort to get Simeone before appointing ex-Italy boss Antonio Conte this past summer, but he stayed loyal to Atletico despite being very tempted.