Diego Simeone is reportedly facing his sensational departure from Atletico Madrid and has been tipped for an impressive move to the Premier League.
Simeone, who joined the club in 2011, has found incredible success with Atletico despite the dominance of Spanish football from Barcelona and Real Madrid.
The Atletico manager broke the deadlock between Barcelona and Madrid for the La Liga title by guiding the club to the Spanish top-flight cup twice.
Simeone has also won two Europa League titles and the Copa del Rey with Atletico and guided his side to two Champions League finals.
However, Atletico have not performed particularly well under Simeone this season and sit fifth in the league table, a point behind Real Betis.
A La Liga title challenge is also all but impossible for Atletico as Simeone’s men are a whopping 14 points behind leaders Barcelona.
Spanish TV show El Chiringuito now reports that Simeone, who is under contract until 2024, has “decided” on his future at Atletico.
The Atletico boss has reportedly spoken to club management about his desire to leave Wanda Metropolitano in the summer.
Simeone has been linked with a sensational return to the San Siro with Inter Milan but the Argentine has also attracted Premier League interest in the past.
The 52-year-old has been tipped off by the likes of Roy Keane to be named Manchester United’s next manager ahead of the arrival of Erik ten Hag.
Despite missing out on a sensational move to Old Trafford, ex-Atletico defender Kieran Trippier has advised former boss Simeone to serve in the Premier League.
“I would love to see him in the Premier League because I think he would be incredible,” said Trippier, who won the La Liga title under Simeone.
“Simeone was incredible with me. He knew how I played. He changed my game defensively. He changed my game and my individual work and I learned so much from him.
“His man management was amazing. We lived in Madrid in a complex called La Finca. It was like St. George’s Park [with] Lakes, fields and such.
“You saw him on walks and tried to chat. His wife speaks perfect English. Can he get by in England one day? I would very much like to see it.
“He’s a manager who needs to be fluent because he wants to get his message across. When he couldn’t get his point across, he got agitated and frustrated.”