Ex PSG Boss Pochettino on 3 Man Shortlist to Replace Simeone at Atletico Madrid

Ex PSG Boss Pochettino on 3 Man Shortlist to Replace Simeone at Atletico Madrid

  • Atletico Madrid have identified three candidates to take over coaching from Diego Simeone
  • The Argentine is expected to leave his role at the club's manager after 11 successful years
  • Simeone has guided Atletico Madrid to two UCL crowns as well as two Europa League titles

Atletico Madrid have identified three top managers set to take over from Diego Simeone, when the Argentine manager steps down from his role at the end of the season.

Simeone’s 11-year reign at the Spanish capital is set to come to an end at the end of the 2022/23 season, which has prompted the La Liga club to intensify their search for his replacement.

Diego Simeone, Atletico Madrid, Mauricio Pochettino, La Liga, Luis Enrique
Diego Simeone has overseen Atletico Madrid's most successful spell in modern history, which included winning two La Liga titles. Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce.
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According to Football Espana, Mauricio Pochettino - who has been out of work since leaving Paris Saint-Germain last summer - has been linked with replacing his countryman in Madrid.

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Former Barcelona and Spain head coach, Luis Enrique is also on the La Liga’s club radar, due to his pedigree and his knowledge of the country's top flight league.

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Also on Atletico Madrid’s three-man shortlist to replace Simeone is current River Plate boss and fellow Argentine, Marcelo Gallardo.

Simeone tipped for EPL move

Meanwhile, former Atletico Madrid wing-back and Newcastle captain, Kieran Trippier believes a move to England would suit Simeone, following reports that he is set to leave Spain, Daily Mirror reports.

The English defender, who won the Spanish league title under the Argentine back at Atletico Madrid, has now urged his former boss to move to the Premier League.

Simeone won eight trophies in more than a decade at the Spanish giants, including two La Liga titles and reaching the UEFA Champions League final in 2014 and 2016.

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Simeone set for Madrid exit

Earlier, Sports Brief reported on Simeone’s reign about to end as manager of Atletico Madrid, after 11 years in charge of the La Liga giants.

The Argentine will depart this summer after several successes with the Rojiblancos, having reportedly informed the club’s board of his intention to leave already.

There is a growing portion of Atleti supporters who believe Simeone should indeed leave the club, in order for the club to make better use of present resources.

Source: Sports Brief News