Diego Simeone's prospects of returning to Atletico Madrid are rapidly improving.

Atletico's home thrashing by Osasuna on Sunday has heaped more pressure on coach Abel Resino, who isn't expected to last beyond the end of this season.

Former Atletico captain Simeone is a free agent and keen to continue his coaching career in Europe. The Argentine has also been linked with Delio Rossi's job at Lazio.