‘Cholo contract has Argentina clause’

Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid contract reportedly has a clause allowing him to leave for the newly-vacant Argentina job.

Ex-Barcelona Coach Tata Martino has stepped down from the Albiceleste and AS says Simeone’s deal has a stipulation that allows him to quit and take over the national team, and has spoken of an interest in one day sitting on his country’s bench.

It’s felt that if Simeone was appointed by Argentina then Lionel Messi would reverse his decision to retire from international football, with World Cup 2018 in mind.

Cholo is though the highest-paid Coach in La Liga, AS notes, and he has expressed his commitment to Los Rojiblancos after wobbling following Atletico’s second Champions League Final defeat in three years to Real Madrid.

His contract with Atletico runs to 2020, though he can leave for Argentina for free if he so chooses, but AS suggests he would be unlikely to do so at this point while raising the possibility of Simeone doing both jobs at once.

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