Manchester United are reportedly ready to offer a lucrative contract to Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone in order to persuade the Argentine to take over the managerial position at the Old Trafford stadium, as per the report in Catalan outlet El Nacional.
After disappointing displays under the former manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the Red Devils hierarchy decided to sack the Norwegian boss and appoint Ralf Rangnick to steady the ship until the end of this season. However, things haven’t gone according to plans under the German boss and the Old Trafford outfit are continuing to display lacklustre performances.
According to the report, Diogo Simeone is closing in on leaving Atletico Madrid after managing the club for over a decade and Manchester United are keen on signing the Argentine boss. The 51-year-old is currently the highest-paid manager in the world and the Red Devils hierarchy are willing to match his current salary of £20.9 million a year to bring him to the theatre of dreams.
The report further claims that the record Premier League champions have also shortlisted PSG manager Mauricio Pochettino as a potential candidate for the managerial role and they will go for him if the club hierarchy fail to break a deal for Simeone.
Should Manchester United appoint Diego Simeone as the new manager?
Appointing Diego Simeone as the next Manchester United manager will not be a shrewd decision by the club’s hierarchy. Although the Argentine boss has achieved success at the Spanish capital, the 51-year-old’s style of football will not excite the Old Trafford faithful.
The Red Devils fans want to experience an attacking, high-intensity, pro-active brand of play from their beloved club. But, Simeone likes to deploy a pragmatic style of football. So, the Argentine’s appointment will not kindle the United faithful.
Meanwhile, the interim boss Rangnick has reiterated that he wants to implement a high-pressing, proactive style of football at the Old Trafford stadium. However, the German’s team have yet to produce that on the pitch.
Therefore, if the 63-year-old can implement his philosophy in the squad and Manchester United manage to play like the former RB Leipzig boss wants them to play, then giving the German tactician an extended time to coach the team will be the right decision.