Guillem Balague shares what Diego Simeone has told him about Everton

Diego Simeone, Manager of Atletico Madrid reacts during the UEFA Champions League group C match between Atletico Madrid and Qarabag FK at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on October 31, 2017 in...

The Atletico Madrid manager is said to be Everton's number one target to succeed Ronald Koeman

Diego Simeone, Manager of Atletico Madrid reacts during the UEFA Champions League group C match between Atletico Madrid and Qarabag FK at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on October 31, 2017 in...

Guillem Balague has shared what Diego Simeone has told him about Everton.

Simeone, the Atletico Madrid manager, is said to be Everton's number one target to succeed Ronald Koeman - albeit an ambitious one.

The Argentine is regarded as one of Europe's top bosses, having led Atleti to league, cup and Europa League titles, as well as two Champions League finals, after initial success back in his home country.

As such, Simeone was described as "untouchable" by Enrique Cerezo, the Atleti president, last week (Sky Sports).

Guillem Balague, Sky Sports Journalist sits in the La Liga lounge during day 2 of the Soccerex Global Convention at Manchester Central Convention Complex on September 5, 2017 in Manchester,...

And according to Balague, Everton should not expect the 47-year-old's arrival on Merseyside any time soon.

"He did say that he has heard about it," said the Sky Sports Spanish football expert. "But he said quite clearly that Atletico will have to put up with him for two more years, because his future is linked with the club."

Ronald Koeman, Manager of Everton during the Premier League match between Everton and Arsenal at Goodison Park on October 22, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Everton remain without a permanent manager nearly a month after the sacking of Koeman.

The former England boss Sam Allardyce, who had previously denied any contact with Everton, ruled himself out of the running earlier this week, telling Talksport that discussions with the club "never materialised as I thought (they) would".

An approach for Watford's manager Marco Silva is said to have failed in the meantime, leaving Under-23s boss David Unsworth in temporary charge for Saturday's trip to Crystal Palace.

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