Diego Simeone Rumours: Latest News, Speculation on Atletico Madrid Manager

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MADRID, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 06:  Manager Diego Simeone of Club Atletico de Madrid directs team during the La Liga match between Club Atletico de Madrid and SD Eibar at Vicente Calderon Stadium on February 6, 2016 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
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Diego Simeone's future as Atletico Madrid manager continues to cause speculation, with reports suggesting the Argentinian could replace Guus Hiddink at Chelsea. However, the man himself has hinted he wishes to remain in the Spanish capital.

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Simeone Comments on Atletico

Friday, March 4

"This is my place now," Simeone told Mexican newspaper Record (via James Cambridge of the Express).

Simeone added:

In my career I was a bit of a nomad, as since I was 20-years-old I have been travelling and playing in different places, both as a player and as a coach.

I always say that your place in the world is where you feel good. You can be in a marvellous place, and feel bad. 

So obviously that is not your place in the world.

Simeone Primed to Replace Hiddink

Tuesday, Feb. 16

"Chelsea are determined to have a permanent manager in place shortly after the season ends and Spanish outlet OK Diario claims Simeone has told Atletico that he is leaving after agreeing a £9.28 million-a-year deal to take over at Stamford Bridge," reported Metro's Sean Kearns.

Simeone Possesses Quality to Succeed with Blues

Current Blues boss Hiddink came in to replace Jose Mourinho in December, but he was only appointed on an interim basis until the end of the season. 

Simeone, 45, has the credentials to succeed in the Chelsea job having turned Atleti into a significant European force since taking charge at the Vicente Calderon in 2011.

The Argentinian led the Madrid outfit to the La Liga title ahead of Real Madrid and Barcelona in 2014, and Atletico were Champions League runners-up in the same year.

Simeone signed on to a new deal with Atleti only 11 months ago, which is set to keep him at the club until 2020.