FOOTBALL RUMOURS: Chelsea target Simeone and Pep; Jose fancies Man Utd role; Leicester not selling star pair

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Guus Hiddink will be given the task of steering Chelsea through the rest of the season, after Jose Mourinho was sacked on Thursday.

However, Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone is favourite to be the long-term replacement.

But the ailing champions have not yet given up on beating Manchester City to Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola. (Mirror)

Jose Mourinho would jump at the chance to manage Manchester United.

And he is also ready to listen to offers from the FA should Roy Hodgson leave the England job following Euro 2016. (Sun)

Chelsea have revealed that Jose Mourinho was sacked on Thursday because of a rift with the players. (Telegraph)

Claudio Ranieri has ruled out Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez being sold in January and has vowed to fight to keep them at Leicester next season. (Express)

Bournemouth are considering a January bid for Hull defender Curtis Davies.

The centre-back’s contract expires at the end of the season, and Hull could be willing to let him go for a fee next month rather than lose him for nothing next summer. (Mirror)