“Sir Alex II” can arrive at Old Trafford next summer
19 Feb 2022 | 04:55 | Football
Diego Simeone’s future is uncertain at Atletico Madrid and once again Man Utd fans can expect to invite this coach to Old Trafford next summer.
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Diego Simeone’s future at Atletico Madrid has been questioned for the first time in more than a decade. Last season, Simeone led Atletico to the La Liga title, but this year, the capital team has shown an erratic form. They are standing outside the top 4 and are 15 points behind the top team Real Madrid.
Simeone could move to Old Trafford this summer.
Cadena SER reports that Atletico’s board of directors is considering sacking Simeone. If that is true, then it is good news for Man Utd as they are also looking for a successor to Ralf Rangnick when he ends his job in the interim position at the end of the season.
Simeone has enjoyed a power rarely seen at Atletico in modern football: the influence of sporting directors. It is similar to what Sir Alex Ferguson experienced during his long tenure at Old Trafford.
Striker Antoine Griezmann has previously likened Simeone to Ferguson. “What ‘Cholo’ (Simeone) is doing for the club is history,” said Griezmann of 2018.
” It’s like what (Sir Alex) Ferguson did with Manchester United and hopefully he’ll win trophies and take the team to the top because he deserves it.”
On the other hand, Griezmann also believes that Simeone is the best defensive and tactical strategist in the world. “You learn a lot under (Simeone). I think he is the best tactical and defensive coach in the world and he shows that year after year,” said Griezmann.