The manager of the Spain national team, Luis Enrique, is being attentively watched by Atletico Madrid as a potential replacement for current head coach Diego Simeone, according to Diario AS.
The 52-year-old Enrique will see his contract with the Spanish national team expire at the end of the year, following the culmination of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
It has sparked rumors about his future, and RFEF president Luis Rubiales has been cryptic about whether Enrique will be awarded a contract extension or not.
Given how things are, Atletico Madrid are said to be closely monitoring Enrique’s situation. They see him as a possible successor to Simeone.
Cholo has not looked his best this season with Atletico struggling to muster up the performances of the old under the Argentine tactician.
It has therefore led to doubts over his continuity among some supporters, although the club reportedly continue to back him.
However, if Enrique becomes available, CEO Miguel Angel Gil Marin could make a move, having reportedly tried to appoint the 52-year-old around two years ago.
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It is claimed that the Atletico Madrid CEO would be interested in hiring Enrique as he sees the former Barcelona boss as the ideal fit to take over from Simeone.
The report also claims that the Spanish federation will likely offer an extension to Enrique as well, while he is also on the radars of two clubs from the Premier League in case he decides to move on from the national team managerial duties.
So, Atletico Madrid would likely face some competition if they do indeed decide to go after Enrique’s services.