Man United make enquiry for Atletico Madrid manager Simeone, if they miss Pochettino

Man United make enquiry for Atletico Madrid manager Simeone, if they miss Pochettino

- Manchester United are considering a move for Atletico Madrid Diego Simeone

- The 48-year-old has an impressive record in La Liga and European competitions

- The Argentine manager has a year and half left in his contract with Atletico

Manchester United have turned their attention to Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone, The Sun quoting Mirror.

The Reds Devils are still in search for a top class manager despite the remarkable results grinded out by interim boss Ole Gunnar Solksjaer.

And according to Mirror, Simeone is one of the potential candidates in United's shortlist of managers.

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Mauricio Pochettino of Tottenham remain their No.1 target, but executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward knows it will a hard nut to crack in getting him.

United will look elsewhere for another option as England manager Gareth Southgate has also been linked to Old Trafford.

Simeone has 18 months left in his contract at Wanda Metropolitano and is currently in the process of discussing a new deal.

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The 48-year-old has closed the gap on Spanish rivals Real Madrid and Barcelona since arriving at the club seven years ago.

He has led the club to one La Liga title, two Champions League finals and two Europa League trophies.

Simeone's impressive record is gradually breaking up and it is hard for Atleti to rival Barca in particular in the domestic game.

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However, Solskjaer remains desperate to prove himself worthy of getting the job on a permanent basis, and a Premier League top four finish will make him stand a chance.

Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Manchester United supporters have begged caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solksjaer to come out retirement after making a brilliant pass in training. T

he ex-Red Devils striker took over as interim boss after Jose Mourinho was sacked at Old Trafford last month. ( -> We have updated to serve you better.

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