According to Diego Simeone’s girlfriend Carla Pereyra, Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain offered to double his wages to entice him to come to France.
However, the Argentinian manager is fond of Spain and would prefer to remain coaching in La Liga.
Speaking with Informalia, Pereyra said,
“Diego has received very big offers.
“Paris Saint Germain wanted to pay him double what he is on at Atletico, but we want to live here. I like Spain and so does Diego.”
The French team has since appointed former Borussia Dortmund chief Thomas Tuchel as their pick to take over from Unai Emery.
“It is with great joy, pride and ambition that I join this great world football club that is Paris St-Germain,” said Tuchel.
“I look forward to working with all these great players, all of whom are among the best on the planet. With my staff, we will do everything to help the team push their limits to the highest international level.
“There is extraordinary potential in Paris and this is the most exciting challenge that has come to me. I am also looking forward to discovering Parc des Princes, a legendary European football stadium with a fantastic atmosphere.”
Simeone’s next challenge comes against Marseille in the Europa League final, after having edged out Arsenal 2-1 on aggregate in the semi-final stage. The final kicks off tomorrow at 20.45h local time / 19.45h BST.