Everton owner Farhad Moshiri declared earlier in the week that the Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone is on the shortlist to replace Ronald Koeman at Goodison Park, and Toffees fans have been reacting to the amazing revelation on social media.
The former Argentina international has been managing in the Spanish capital since 2011, and in that time he has taken the club to the La Liga title, the Europa League crown and to two Champions League finals, in a sensational spell in Spain.
There are many people who believe the Argentine will be well suited to the Premier League, and that he will want to test himself in the division in the near future.
Reported Everton target Simeone has been linked with English clubs in the past. He is regularly linked with the Chelsea job whenever they change managers, and there was also talk of him replacing Louis van Gaal at Manchester United at one point.
The aggressive Argentinian has a wonderful record in charge with Los Rojiblancos. He has won more than 200 of his 335 games in charge in all competitions for Atletico, in a spell which saw him crowned as the European Coach of the Season in 2011-12.
If Everton can lure someone of Simeone’s quality to Goodison Park it would be a massive statement of intent, which would be a second such signal this year, after their opened the cheque book and spent big to perform surgery on their squad in the summer.
The Toffees are expected to name their new boss in the coming weeks, and even just the chance of acquiring someone of the ilk of the Argentine has got fans in a bit of a frenzy on social media.
Although while they would all love to have Simeone as manager, many of the Everton faithful are not getting their hopes up as they do not think it is likely that he will be arriving on Merseyside.
— DadSonFootball (@DadSonFootball) November 8, 2017
While I’d love it to be true, if we get Diego Simeone I’ll assume someone has hacked the Matrix #efc
— Umesh Ratnagobal (@Umes5) November 8, 2017
Can we please appoint Diego Simeone #EFC
— Rian((not Dawson)) (@rian_johnson) November 8, 2017
280 characters! Have a right good bloody moan now when Everton are playing 😂. And as for us saying Simeone is our number one target for manager, what an absolute joke! Never happening! #EFC
— Morgan (@MorganEFC) November 8, 2017
Why wouldn’t Simeone come to @Everton? If the job is big enough to tempt the former England manager out of retirement, then it’s big enough for most!
— Earl Grey (@EarlGrey_79) November 8, 2017
Somebody tell me Simeone is genuinely a possibility #Efc 🙏
— Matt (@matt1878) November 8, 2017
Spellchecker fail. Everton aren't after Simeone, we're actually just after Someone. #EFC
— Nils Moojen (@Piwikie) November 8, 2017
Any sign of Simeone at Liverpool airport yet?? #EFC
— C (@chughs67) November 8, 2017
— Paul (@Kwiyyojibajaba) November 7, 2017
Everton shortlisting Diego simeone for the Managers job yeah I’m shortlisting Rihanna, Rita Ora an Beyoncé on my girlfriend shortlist #EFC
— Ben Taylor (@BenTaylor1_) November 7, 2017