Diego Simeone Rumors: May Be Coming To America


If I worked as a casting agent in Hollywood and was given the job of casting a villain in a James Bond-esque film, there is one man who would win the role without ever auditioning.

Since the first time I saw Diego Simeone wearing a dark suit on the sideline of a soccer pitch, I have had two thoughts. First, that is one handsome man and second, he looks like a Bond villain. The only downside to casting him in such a film, Simeone does not speak English.

But all that may be about to change. Diego Simeone, who is currently the manager of Atlético Madrid, is only under contract through June 2015. Current speculation is that the two sides may agree to part ways and allow Simeone to move on to another club.

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So where could the defending champion of La Liga find himself next year? Well one report says he may end up in the United States. That’s right, the US OF A! But before you MLS fans starting peeing your pants with joy, I might as well burst your bubble right now, his journey to the US would not be to manage an MLS squad.

According to a Madrid newspaper, Simeone may be interested in taking a yearlong sabbatical in the United States in order to learn English. It has been reported that he has been taking English classes for a few months but would like to immerse himself in the language in order to gain greater fluency.

Why would the Argentine go to such great lengths to learn the language?

The same reason any of us go to school and take classes – to get a better / different job.

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  • Again, I apologize; I am not talking about MLS. Diego Simeone has already conquered Spain and now has his eyes set on taking on England as well. Both clubs in Manchester have shown interest in the manager, but with Louis van Gaal still in his first season and Manuel Pellegrini no longer looking like a man on the chopping block, the city of Manchester may be out of play.

    Nothing additional has been reported but the two most obvious landing spots for Cholo would be either Liverpool or Arsenal. Unless Arsene Wenger and Brendan Rodgers can get their clubs turned around in the second half of the year, both sides may be looking for a new front man.

    Or if Simeone does take a year off, one of those two jobs in Manchester may become available during that time, especially if Manchester City struggle once again in Europe. In any case, Simeone better make sure to keep his LinkedIn profile up to date.

    As a fan of the Premier League, I would love to see Diego Simeone make the switch to England. But the fact of the matter is that Atlético Madrid should do everything they can to not lose such an integral part of their team to England the same way they lost Diego Costa.