Madrid-based journalist gives development on reported Everton interest in Diego Simeone
By Danny Wright
Everton will not hire Diego Simeone as their next manager, according to a reliable journalist.
Madrid-based reporter Dermot Corrigan, who writes for ESPN, claimed on his personal Twitter account on Tuesday that Simeone, 47, will not be the man to replace Ronald Koeman at Goodison Park, quoting a tweet featuring that news story.
This is not, repeat not, going to happen https://t.co/dN2jVku0mZ
— Dermot Corrigan (@dermotmcorrigan) November 7, 2017
— Everton FC News (@LivEchoEFC) November 7, 2017
Corrigan, who locates himself as being in Madrid on his Twitter profile, detailed the development later in the day after Sky Sports’ Kaveh Solkehol reported on his personal Twitter account that the Atletico Madrid manager was wanted by Toffees owner Farhad Moshiri.
Simeone is widely seen as one of the outstanding managers in European football where he has led Atletico to multiple Champions League finals and most famously broke the Real Madrid and Barcelona duopoly by winning the 2013/14 La Liga title.
He has been in charge of Atleti since 2011, a year where he went through three jobs including Italian side Catania and Argentinean club Racing Club.
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Football Insider Verdict
It’s okay to dream and want the best for your club, but Moshiri shouldn’t be disclosing this kind of information unless he wants to make Everton a bit of a laughing stock. Realistically, no one expects Simeone to leave a job he is doing wonders at, and if he did, he would surely move to a Champions League club or at least a club that has the ability to win a league title. Sam Allardyce seems nailed on to get the job anyway, which just shows how over-ambitious it would be to launch a full scale pursuit of Atletico boss Simeone.
In other Everton news, Tony Bellew has issued a damning verdict on this shock news in the Toffees manager search.