Simeone 7/1 to be next Barca boss
After masterminding success in the Champions League quarter-finals for his Atletico Madrid side over Barcelona, Diego Simeone is now a best price of 7/1 to be the next permanent Barca boss.
The Argentine has been a revelation since taking the reigns at Atletico as they have surged into the last four of the Champions League and currently sit atop La Liga as well. He is fast becoming the hottest property in football management and is second favourite to be the next man in charge of Barcelona with Paddy Power offering 7/1.
There have been no direct reports that current manager Gerardo Martino is set to leave in the near future but failure in La Liga and in Europe could spell the end for the 51-year-old. The favourite to replace him remains club legend Luis Enrique at a best price of 9/2 with Paddy Power.
There will be plenty of speculation over the future of Simeone come the summer though. One big club that could be looking for a new manager is Manchester United and Simeone is 25/1 with Sky Bet to move to Old Trafford.
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