clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Chelsea have sounded out Diego Simeone over the vacant manager's position

New, comment

Diego Simeone has been sounded out over the vacant Chelsea job

Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

Jose Mourinho's spell at Chelsea came to an abrupt end on Friday afternoon when he was summoned to the team's London training facility shortly after 2pm only to be told that his services were no longer needed. Speculation has been rife as to who might replace 'the Special Sacked One' and Diego Simeone is on the top of many people's list as his style is in line with the outgoing Mourinho and his success has drawn attention from the world's biggest clubs.

Reports emerged, inevitably, on Thursday evening that Atletico Madrid had been contacted and Simeone had been informed that he was wanted at Stamford Bridge. Simeone has a £15 million buyout clause in his current contract but that would hardly be the obstacle that would see the deal collapse given Roman Abramovich's incessant spending for ver a decade now.

The guys over at We Ain't Got No History believe that it would be make loads of sense for Chelsea, and they are right from their point of view. They said,

As a replacement, Simeone would make loads of sense, both from a tactical and personnel standpoint. The Blues have raided Simeone's squad several times during the past few seasons already, and have reportedly been looking at several of his other players as well. Combined with the fact that Simeone typically employs a style similar to the one favored by Jose Mourinho, and we've got a long-term successor who would seem to be able to step in and get results from day one, with the squad already assembled.

Maybe a very successful year, or the exact opposite of that, at the Vicente Calderon could convince Simeone it was time for a change but as of now, theoretically speaking, Simeone and Chelsea should be considered a long shot.