Chelsea could replace Jose Mourinho with Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone, according to the Mirror.
The report claims that the west London outfit could swoop for the Argentine coach if Mourinho fails to turn things around at Stamford Bridge.
The Portuguese tactician received a vote of confidence from the club's hierarchy last week, but it appears that his long-term future at the Premier League champions remains in some doubt.
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That could lead Roman Abramovich to Simeone, who is recognised as one of the most exciting young managers in the game.
Simeone has enjoyed a remarkable stint in La Liga, having led Atletico to the title back in 2014, but it's far from certain as to whether he'd be willing to leave the Spanish outfit behind.
The report goes on to claim that the services of Simeone could cost Chelsea as much as £15 million, so he certainly wouldn't come cheap.
It's a huge period for all involved with Chelsea. With Premier League fixtures against the likes of Aston Villa, West Ham and Stoke City on the horizon, the Blues must climb the table sooner rather than later.
Recent performances and results just haven't been good enough, so it's crucial Mourinho manages to get the best out of his leading players. Eden Hazard, Diego Costa, Nemanja Matic, Cesc Fabregas and Co. must all produce the goods imminently.
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