Diego Simeone agrees €12 million a year deal to become Chelsea manager – Spanish sources

Diego Simeone

According to reports in Spain, Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has reportedly agreed to become the next Chelsea manager. Spanish sources are claiming that Simeone has told Atletico Madrid he will leave the club at the end of the season to take over from Chelsea’s interim boss Guus Hiddink, at Stamford Bridge.

Diego Simeone is reported to have told the club that he will leave as he wants a new challenge, while he is said to have been offered double his current wages by the Blues. The deal is worth a staggering £9.28 million (€12 million) a year, Spanish outlet OK Diario claims.

The Premier League champions have been without a permanent manager since they parted ways with Jose Mourinho last December.

During his time at the Vicente Cauldron, Simeone has guided Atletico Madrid to five major trophies during his reign; La Liga, Europa League, Super Cup, Copa del Rey and the Supercopa de Espana.

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