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Don’t Laugh… But Everton Owner Farhad Moshiri Wants Diego Simeone as Club’s New Manager

Don’t Laugh… But Everton Owner Farhad Moshiri Wants Diego Simeone as Club’s New Manager

In what surely must be the most bizarre managerial rumour of the year, Everton are being linked with a sensational swoop to bring Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone to Goodison Park.

Toffees owner Farhad Moshiri is on the look out for a new manager, with the club having sacked Ronald Koeman last month following a disastrous run of form.

And while the bookmakers have installed Burnley’s Sean Dyche, ex-England manager Sam Allardyce and Watford boss Marco Silva as potential candidates, Moshiri is reportedly looking toward a bigger name to take charge.

Yes, according to Sky Sports reporter Kaveh Solhekol, the 62-year-old is attempting to bring Simeone to the Premier League:

 

However, it seems a touch unrealistic, with Everton languishing in the relegation zone.

Equally, it’s difficult to imagine Simeone leaving Atleti, especially after leading the club to a La Liga title, the Copa del Rey, the Europa League and two Champions League finals since taking charge in 2011.

Fans on Twitter were quick to remind Moshiri that the Argentine may be his top target to fill the position… but nobody is really expecting the 47-year-old to rock up at Goodison any time soon:

 

 

 

Are Moshiri’s comments a blatant attempt to appease a frustrated fan base?

Or can the club realistically target a manager of Simeone’s stature?

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@StuartHynd

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