Atlético Madrid manager Diego Simeone would like to manage in Brazil
Atlético Madrid manager Diego Simeone has revealed that he would like to manage a Brazilian team.
The Argentine was speaking to ESPN Brasil and praised Seleção before listing them as a dangerous team with the World Cup less than a month away.
Simeone said: “Brazil is a dangerous team, with many options especially defensively but with a very strong middle ground.
“If Brazil plays as they did in the Confederations Cup; with the same aggressiveness and the same team play, they will be very dangerous.”
Whilst the admission by the Atlético boss on Brazil may surprise little, many have labeled them as favourites, his quotes about managing in Brazil could take a few by surprise.
There is no doubt that Simeone will remain at Atlético for the foreseeable future but the Argentine appears willing to test himself in Brazil.
The 44-year-old has managed in his native Argentina, Italy and now Spain with Los Rojiblancos. It now appears his next move could be to South America.
Simeone added: “I'll tell you something. For years I have thought about leading a team in Brazil.
“I would like to one day lead a Brazilian team. It has an amazing talent of the players, the style of football, and the full stadiums. Yes, one day, I'll manage in Brazil."