Atletico Madrid’s Diego Simeone would be perfect for Chelsea (Picture: Getty Images)Chelsea’s decision to relieve Jose Mourinho of his duties had been expected for some time now.The celebrated moniker of ‘The Special One’ came back to haunt the Portuguese time and time again in 2015/16 and his sacking came as no surprise.There is no getting away from the fact Mourinho remains a great manager. He has won trophies wherever he’s laid his hat.But there’s also no escaping from a hugely divisive presence, both in the dressing room and towards the media. Or, frankly, towards anyone that stands in the way of him getting exactly what he wants.
When things start to unravel, as we’ve seen at both Real Madrid and Chelsea now, the blame is squarely laid on the shoulders of his staff.Is it any wonder then that there has been a suggestion that his players were not doing their best for him, a mass laying down of tools at both clubs towards the end of his tenure?Guus Hiddink has been placed in temporary charge of the team as he was back in 2009 and a steadying of the ship is the best that the Stamford Bridge faithful can hope for from their interim manager.In the longer term, Chelsea need to recruit well.Chelsea sacked Jose (cheap fifa coins online) Mourinho last week (Picture: Getty Images)The hire has being a manager that commands respect in the dressing room, has the authority to get his point across without exhibiting the megalomania of his full-time predecessor and someone who gets results.Step forward Diego Simeone.There isn’t a supervisor anywhere in Europe that plays a brand of football which fits the template that Chelsea desire any better than ‘Cholo’.
Simeone’s Atletico Madrid sides are the hardest of workers and in many respects are a team in their manager’s own image.They make no apology for being combative, physical and competitive and an ‘in your face’ style is tough for most of their opponents to deal with.Diego Costa and Radamel Falcao were masters of the style that won Simeone more than plaudits, but both are shadows of the players they were at the Vicente Calderon. Even their old mentor taking the reins in west London is hardly likely to resurrect their fading careers.The Argentinian doesn’t pull any punches in or out of the dugout, nor does he suffer fools gladly. The all-for-one, one-for-all outlook that has characterised his Atletico sides has been sorely missing at Chelsea and his first challenge will be to replicate that siege mentality.
It will certainly win him friends on the terraces and they’ll be aware of exactly how he can put the Blues back on the map again after they saw at first-hand how Atletico dismantled Mourinho’s Chelsea in 2014 on the way to a Champions League final berth.It’s a match made in heaven.Why on earth would Roman Abramovich look anywhere else? know more
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