Berizzo lined up to replace Cholo?

Atletico Madrid have reportedly identified Celta Vigo Coach Eduardo Berizzo as the successor to Diego Simeone should Cholo leave in the summer.

Simeone has been touted as Chelsea’s long-term choice to replace Jose Mourinho after the Portuguese was sacked and replaced on an interim basis by Guus Hiddink.

Fichajes.net note that Berizzo’s contact at Balaidos expires at the end of the season, though Celta have informed the trainer they want to agree an extension.

Atletico meanwhile favour Berizzo should Simeone go to Stamford Bridge and will make an approach to the Argentine should a vacancy arise at Vicente Calderon.

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