Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern celebrated some surprise news yesterday like a signing had already been completed, as they turned the smoking area into a dance frenzy.
It all came after news of Atletico Madrid’s transfer ban, which The Daily Mirror now claims it has got Chelsea more confident than ever that they can land Diego Simeone as their next permanent manager.
Simeone has topped Chelsea’s wish-list ever since Jose Mourinho was dismissed last year, with the Argentine boss highly-rated by the Blues’ hierarchy after the fantastic accomplishments he has achieved with Atletico Madrid.
However, with the Spanish side now set to endure two transfer windows without any fresh faces, Chelsea believe they have a massive chance of luring Simeone out of his comfort zone in Madrid and into a daunting challenge in West London.
The Chelsea job will not be an easy one, with the squad needing a major reshuffle and a long-term commitment to get the Blues back to where they want to be- but our punters believe Simeone is the perfect man for the job.
Chelsea fans, is Simeone the ideal next manager for your team? Let us know in the comments below!