Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone would consider the prospect of becoming Manchester United’s next head coach after previously holding talks with the club. The Argentine has built up a huge reputation during his time with Atleti with their La Liga success in 2014, being the highest point of his managerial reign.
According to The Times, the 47-year-old has snubbed advances from Chelsea to become their next manager in the summer, but he is open to the prospect of a move to Old Trafford in the summer. Simeone obviously has issues communicating in the English language, but he would nevertheless ‘consider’ an approach from a club of United’s calibre.
United had allegedly pursued Simeone shortly after David Moyes’ unfruitful tenure in 2014, but the board eventually went with the services of Louis van Gaal. The Dutchman managed to end the club’s three-year trophy drought with the FA Cup in 2016, but he was shortly dismissed from the position.
Simeone has been a long-term target for the Red Devils, but his chances of joining United look impossible in the near future after Jose Mourinho committed to an additional year at Old Trafford. The self-proclaimed Special One looks set to serve his longest stint of his managerial career with United and his future seems secure until the summer of 2020 at the least.