Former Inter Milan star Diego Simeone has revealed it to be 'an honour' should he one day return to the San Siro in a managerial capacity, according to

However, the Atletico boss proceeded to downplay rumours of a departure from his current club, referring to himself as the Spanish outfit's Sir Alex Ferguson.

"Inter? It would be an honour," Simeone told Il Giornale.

"But for now, all that talk is left to the newspapers.

"I see myself at Atletico Madrid for some time yet. Some say I might become the (Alex) Ferguson of the Colchoneros."

And when one sheds light upon his achievements at the Vicente Calderón, it is clear as to why Tottenham have been linked with Simeone's services.

Simeone's Atletico Madrid are well poised to break the Spanish duopoly of Barcelona and Real Madrid for the first time in a decade, with Los Rojiblancos currently lying atop La Liga alongside Barcelona (second on GD), five points clear of fierce rivals Real Madrid.

On top of this he has a wealth of impressive talent within his ranks, including the likes of the free-scoring Diego Costa and Manchester United target Koke, and so moving to Inter might not be the best thing for his career just yet.

"It would be stupid not to think about that (winning the league)," Simeone replied when questioned about Atletico's title aspirations.

"Especially in light of the league position."

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