Chelsea legend Frank Lampard has revealed the perfect managerial manager for both London clubs Arsenal and Chelsea.
Following Arsene Wenger departure, Arsenal are now without manager with Mikel Arteta is the favourites man to take over at the Emirates Stadium.
Chelsea are also looking for a new manager with current boss Antonio Conte is believed to leave the club this summer.
Therefore, former England midfielder Lampard fears Arsenal and/or Chelsea could regret failing to employ Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone.
“I welcome the news Mikel Arteta is the favourite to become the new manager at Arsenal,” Lampard told the Evening Standard.”
“It is always encouraging to see a club give a young, up-and-coming coach a chance. And Arteta has got what it takes to do a fine job.”
“Some will question his experience but he knows Arsenal very well from his time there as a player; while he is an intelligent man with a huge interest in tactics.”
“He has worked under Pep Guardiola as his assistant for the last two years and that cannot be underestimated. He will have learnt so much.”
“Had Arsenal chosen to look elsewhere for a more senior man, though, it would not have surprised me if they had considered Diego Simeone.”
“I have not heard Simeone being linked too much with the posts that could be about to become available on these shores and I do not know why. Maybe it is because he is happy at Atletico Madrid.”
“He has done a fantastic job at Atletico. People may talk about the style of play, and it is not like Manchester City, but it is effective.”
“Arsenal could have benefited had they employed him. He’s a winner. He would give any team what it needs in terms of discipline and working on the defensive unit.”
Simeone, who joined Atletico in 2011 from Racing Club, has won six trophies and reached the UEFA Champions League final two times with the Los Rojiblancos.