Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone is reportedly set to become Arsenal manager at the end of the seasonPublished September 16, 2016
Be careful what you wish for, Arsenal fans.
It looks as though that time is finally up with Arsene Wenger at Emirates.
The legendary Frenchman has come under pressure in North London for the last couple of years now, and every year it appears as though the growing calls for his departure increase.
Well according to a recent report form The Sun, members of the Wenger Out brigade may be about to get their wish.
Odds have been slashed on Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone replacing Wenger at Arsenal next season, after reports suggest that the Argentine coach will step down from his role at the La Liga side at the end of next season.
Simeone had a contract at Atletico until 2020, but has negotiated it down to 2018 — still remaining the highest-paid manager in La Liga.
Spanish newspaper AS, reports that this will be his final contract with Atletico and that any club interested in hiring Simeone would now be able to pay a much lower amount of compensation.
It’s now understood that the Arsenal hierarchy are seriously considering the 46-year-old as Arsene Wenger’s successor should, the club decide to part way’s with the 66-year-old Frenchman at the end of this season.