If you look around world football right now, there is only really one other manager at the elite level who champions a park the bus-type strategy in the same way that Jose Mourinho and Chelsea do and that man is Atletico Madrid’s Diego Simeone.
‘Cholo’ has been an absolute revelation in the Atleti hotseat since earning the role back in 2011 helping the Spanish capital club to a surprise La Liga title triumph in 2013/14 to break the dominance of Barcelona and Real Madrid, not to mention scooping the UEFA Europa League in 2011/12, the UEFA Super Cup in 2012, the Copa del Rey in 2012/13 and the Supercopa de Espana in 2014.
An extremely charismatic character to boot, Simeone seems somebody that has the passion and resilience to manage an incredibly expectant outfit such as the Blues who have fiery characters such as Diego Costa whom the Argentine managed of course back in his time at the Vicente Calderon.
What’s more, Simeone is also a perfect fit for Chelsea given the fact their supporters often get whipped up into an us versus the world-like mentality when outsiders criticise their playing style and nobody enjoys this point more than Jose Mourinho.
Simeone is somebody like Mourinho who will not entertain any outside influences, sticking by his principles while living and dying by them.Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!
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