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English press in fantasy land as Simeone is linked with Everton

After sacking former Barcelona midfielder Ronald Koeman last month, English Premiership side Everton are reported to have listed Atleti’s manager Diego Simeone as their number one choice to become the new boss at Goodison Park.

Today (Tuesday 7th) the Liverpool Echo wrote that Simeone, who has previously stated he wants to work in the Premier League, has an interest in the long-term Everton project under the new owner of the Toffees, Farhad Moshiri.

However, the 47-year-old is happy at Atletico and has no intention of leaving halfway through the season, and in September extended his contract to June 2020.

Los Colchoneros are currently sitting in 4th in La Liga, having remained undefeated since the start of the 17/18 season (only Barcelona and Valencia have also managed to maintain an unbeaten run), with there being an 8 point gap between Atleti and league leaders Barca. With two games still to play in the Champions League, the side are also mathematically capable of reaching the knockout stages, but are still to win a match.

Former Crystal Palace and England manager Sam Allardyce is still believed to be one of the favourites for the role, with Sky Sports reporting that the club’s Director of Football, Steve Walsh, backing a move for Allardyce with his former England assistant Craig Shakespeare, who worked with Walsh at Leicester but was sacked as their manager last month, re-joining him as number two.

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