Alex Ferguson, the legendary manager who had a long reign at Manchester United and even retired, comes to mind. There is news that coach Diego Simeone will continue to work with Atletico Madrid.
Reporter Fabricio Romano, a transfer market expert, said on the 9th (Korean time), “Coach Simeone will soon renew his contract with Atletico. There has been a verbal agreement, there has been no official announcement yet, but everything is almost done. Coach Simeone, who spent almost 12 years at Atletico, said “I am prepared to accept the offer and remain.”스포츠토토
Atlético was not a top team in Spain’s La Liga until the 2000s. The situation was so bad that we were relegated. Everything changed after Coach Simeone took over in 2011. Coach Simeone perfectly established the 4-4-2 formation and brought Atletico to the top. Coach Simeone, who also played for Atletico during his days as a player, led his team to the top three in La Liga along with Real Madrid and Barcelona.
Atlético swept the trophy. The starting point was winning the UEFA Europa League (UEL) in the 2011-12 season, the Copa del Rey in the 2012-13 season, and La Liga in the 2013-14 season. They also won the Supercopa Espana and the UEFA Super Cup, and won the UEL title once more in the 2017-18 season. He received praise by becoming La Liga champion once again in the 2020-21 season.
There were crises and he reached the final of the UEFA Champions League (UCL), but even though he was frustrated and left regrets, it is still true that he is the person who played the most decisive role in helping Atletico become what it is today. Coach Simeone, who visited Korea with the team this summer, plans to continue accompanying Atletico. In today’s era of frequent manager changes, it is surprising for a manager to stay with one team for more than 12 years.
At the beginning of the season, Atletico has 6 wins, 1 draw, and 1 loss in 8 La Liga games. They are continuing to compete for the top rankings and are also making good progress in the UCL. Although less money was spent than in the past, Coach Simeone’s tactical changes paid off and showed competitiveness. Just renewing the contract with coach Simeone, who is Atlético itself, will feel more reassuring than signing a star player.