Speaking to Sky Sports about who he’d like to see become the next Man United manager, Gary Neville said: “Diego Simeone should be a candidate, but it’s never been achievable to get him out of Atletico Madrid.
“He is wedded in there, he is tied. But it would be brilliant to see him in the Premier League, you saw on Tuesday night, I’ve seen it many times – I got beaten 2-0 in Valencia by his brilliant Atletico Madrid team that Griezmann was in before he went to Barcelona.
“Fantastic coach, brutal in how he approaches the game, I think in every single way. He’s tough, and Manchester United need a tough manager.
“Manchester United need a manager who can compete with Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola – they’re the best, so they need someone who can stand on that touchline and feel equal to them and I think Simeone could.
“I wouldn’t rule Simeone out at all, but I think Ten Hag and Pochettino would be the way forward because they’ll want a progressive coach that plays a certain way, that probably is a little bit cheaper and available.
“I don’t know how much it would cost to get Simeone out of Atletico Madrid, but Manchester United would have to pay big money.”
Simeone is not currently among those with whom United’s board are speaking to become the next permanent manager. The Atletico Madrid boss is hardly a fan favorite, having been shockingly bombarded with bottles by fans after his side’s 1-0 win in the Champions League recently.
Neville’s ideal candidate (going by his Twitter activity) could indicate to be Erik ten Hag, but it seems he’d be equally pleased to see Simeone take over.