Atletico Madrid’s Argentine manager Diego Simeone has emerged as one of the favourites to land the Manchester United job, should Louis van Gaal resign or be sacked, which is looking increasingly likely.

It looks like Diego Simeone, who was widely touted to take over Chelsea in the summer, is believed to be the front runner for the managerial position at Manchester United, as reports emerge that say that the United players are preparing themselves for the arrival of the 45-year-old in the summer.

The Sun has quoted an unnamed player as saying, a All the betting may be on Mourinho coming in but the talk among the players is all about Simeone.a

Although current manager Louis van Gaal has another season to run on his contract, his disappointing return this season has fueled speculation that he may get the sack. Under Van Gaal this year, Manchester United have crashed out of the Champions League from a relatively straightforward group and now find themselves in the 6th position on the Premier League table.

A healthy dose of passion .

Diego Simeone has helped elevate Atletico Madrid into the elite ranks of European football. The manager has led Atletico to a La Liga title, Champions League final, the Europa League, UEFA Super Cup, Copa del Rey and Spanish Super Cup since taking over in 2011.

It’s not just his successes, but his presence on the touchline that will be much appreciated by Manchester United fans. He is known for being fiery and passionate, sharing a strong bond with his players as well as being an inspiring leader — perhaps partly a result of his days as a leader on the pitch in the holding midfield position for Argentina and clubs across Europe, including Atletico and Internazionale.

Simeone would be a stark contrast to the unemotional Van Gaal. He unfortunately doesn’t have a good grasp of the English language, but is interested in a move to the Premier League, and it seems like the Manchester united players are already awaiting his arrival.