Diego Simeone tipped for Premier League job by Newcastle star after big Atletico Madrid decision made
Diego Simeone has reportedly told Atletico Madrid that he wants to leave the club this summer after a successful decade at the Wanda Metropolitano.
Now, Kieran Trippier, who played under him at Atletico, has said the manager could be a massive success in the Premier League next season. Naturally, there would be plenty of competition for teams to appoint Simeone, so it will be interesting to see where he ends up if he does leave as expected.
The Argentine coach was appointed at Atletico in December 2011 and has led them to the most successful period in their history, winning eight trophies in total, including two LaLiga titles and also reaching two Champions League finals in 2014 and 2016.
Characterised by their aggressive approach, Simeone’s robust defensive style has become revered across Europe and any big European team would no doubt love to have him as their manager.
However, Altelti’s form has plummeted both domestically and in Europe since they lifted the league title in the 2020/21 season.
The Spanish capital club are currently 14 points adrift from league leaders Barcelona and also currently outside the Champions League qualification places.
Plus, they were eliminated from the Champions League at their first hurdle this season. They finished bottom of their group below Porto, Club Brugge and Bayer Leverkusen, which on paper was one of the easiest in the whole competition.
To make matters worse, multiple players have fallen out of form lately. One of them is Joao Felix, who is set to join Chelsea on loan for the rest of this season.
According to reports coming out of Spain, Simeone has now made his decision regarding his future and will look for a new job elsewhere next season.
Kieran Trippier backs former coach Simeone to succeed in England
Simoene has previously been linked with a switch to Inter Milan, but his former full-back Trippier has suggested a move to the Premier League would suit him more.
Speaking to the Mirror, he said: “I’d love to see him in the Premier League because I think he would be unbelievable.
“Simeone was incredible with me. He knew how I played. He changed my game defensively. He changed my game and the work I did individually, and I learned so much from him.
“His man-management was incredible. We lived in a compound called La Finca in Madrid. It was like St George’s Park, lakes fields and stuff. You’d see him on walks and try to chat.
“His wife speaks perfect English. Can he manage in England one day? I would love to see it.
“He is a manager who has to speak fluently because he wants to get his message across. If he couldn’t get his point across he would get agitated, frustrated.”
Indeed, the language barrier may be the only stumbling block for Simeone, but there’s no reason why he couldn’t learn English over the next few months.
Purely from a footballing perspective, it would be incredible to see the Argentine running up and down a Premier League touchline as we’ve seen so many times in Madrid.
While he is currently focused on finishing Atletico’s season strongly, perhaps a big English club could lure him to them next season.
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