Current Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has a long-stated ambition to coach Inter, which could become a factor as the coach looks set to leave his current club in the summer.
This according to Milan-based newspaper Corriere della Sera, via FCInter1908, who report that the Argentine coach is ready to leave the Colchoneros after twelve seasons in charge, and that the Nerazzurri are a real possibility for his future.
Simeone is reported to feel that his time as Atletico coach is nearing its end, with the Spanish side’s recent elimination from the Champions League at the group stage a further sign to him that it may be time for him to leave.
Spanish news outlet El Chiringuito TV have gone so far as to claim that the coach has already spoken to the board of Atletico and told them that it is his intention to leave when the current season comes to a close.
This has naturally led to speculation about the future of the Argentine coach, who is currently one of the longest-serving coaches in European football.
Simeone has spoken about the possibility of joining the Nerazzurri in the past, as the Corriere della Sera note that the coach had stated in 2018 that “I consider an option, but they currently have an excellent coach [Luciano Spalletti] and my contract expires in 2020, we’ll see what happens.”
The former midfielder has a history playing for Inter, during the 1997-98 and 1998-99 seasons, whilst he has also played for the likes of Pisa and Lazio within Italian football.
Moreover, one of the Argentine’s early coaching job before taking charge at Atletico was at Catania in Italy.
According to the Corriere, this sense that Simeone would consider the Nerazzurri as a real possibility for his future has not changed, and now the coach could well finally leave Atletico after more than a decade in charge in the Spanish capital.