Chelsea are considering replacing Jose Mourinho with Diego simeone but must pay £15m for the Argentine’s services.
Chelsea are weighing up a move for Atletico Madrid boss as a contingency plan if current manager Jose Mourinho is unable to turn the club’s fortunes around this season.
Mourinho received formal backing from the club earlier this week and has now been told by the club owner Roman Abramovich that he must reassert his authority in the club’s dressing room if he is to stay long at the club.
The Mirror claims the London club are assessing the possibility of hiring the services of Diego Simeone as the club is considering parting ways with Jose Mourinho who is seen as the best Manager in the club’s history.
The newspaper also claims that sources in Portugal suggest that the current Chelsea boss, the self proclaimed “special one” is aware of the clubs’ contingency plan to replace him if he is unable to turn the west London club’s season around.
Parting company with Jose Mourinho for the second time will come at a huge cost for Chelsea as the manager just signed a new contract that will see the club pay the Portuguese £37m if he is sacked, however Diego Simeone who recently signed a new contract worth £22.5m with the Spanish club has a £15m release clause in his contract that Chelsea have to activate if they are going to get the Argentine over to the Premier League which would cost the English side a total of £52m to change Managers.
Jose Mourinho who in his second stint at Chelsea delivered the Premier League title and Capital one cup trophy last season will be hoping he is given more time to fix the squad and get the players performing at their best once again.
Meanwhile, Diego Simeone is considered for his job at Atletico Madrid done as he has delivered the Europa league, Copa del Rey and La Liga title for the Spanish club.Follow Football News Arena on Facebook and Twitter for the latest transfer news, injury news, team news and rumours from across the major Leagues in Europe and around the World.