By Edd Paul – @edd93paul
Internazionale fans woke up to the news this morning that club owners Suning Group have reportedly asked Diego Simeone to name his price in order to bring the Atletico Madrid supremo to Milan.
The Nerazzurri, currently 7th in Serie A under Stefano Pioli, are desperate to reassert their dominance in Italy after a barren run of six years without a trophy – and who better to return them to the head of the table than Simeone, a born winner who has transformed Atletico from La Liga outcasts into one of the best sides in Europe.
The 46-year-old recently reduced his Atleti contract so that it now runs until 2018, but Inter aren’t prepared to hang around; according to Corriero dello Sport, a four-year contract with a ‘pick a number’ approach to wages has been thrown Simeone’s way.
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A lot will depend on Atletico’s Champions League progress, but the Argentine has made no secret of his desire to manage Inter having played for the club for two seasons.
Simeone could be the man to Make Inter Great Again, both in Italy and Europe, following a period where the Nerazzurri have fallen behind the rest of the pack. It’s easy to forget they won five consecutive Serie A titles and a Champions League between 2006 and 2010 when you look at how dominant Juventus have been this decade, with Roma and Napoli the only clubs offering any sort of resistance to the Bianconeri monopoly.
Inter, meanwhile, have been busy dabbling in a variety of unsuccessful coaches (Andrea Stramaccioni, anyone?) but 2016/17’s failings – who would’ve thought fifth-placed Atalanta would be the most successful team wearing black-and-blue this season? – seems to have provided a watershed moment for the new owners.
The potential appointment of Simeone, a bonafide world class manager, is a scary prospect – and it sounds as though Inter will do anything to make that prospect a reality.