Atletico Madrid and Diego Pablo Simeone are a match made in heaven. Diego Simeone is responsible for building the Madrid-based club into one of the best teams in Spain and Europe. Simeone took over a chargeback a decade in December 2011, when he left the Argentinian club Racing. In a decade with the club, he has reached the finals of the Champions League twice and won the Europa League in 2012 and 2018. He even helped the club break the dominance of Real Madrid and Barcelona in La Liga by winning it twice in 2013-2014 and 2020-2021.
Yet in recent seasons, especially after winning the league in 2021 is to be considered, he is slowly losing touch with the club. Simeone’s rigid defensive structure is slowly phasing away. Opposition clubs find it easy to score, while Atletico finds it hard to take the handful of chances they create. A combination of factors comes into play. One would be the natural phasing away of a project; projects are rarely sustainable and eventually die. The club board has also taken a hit financially after the covid pandemic and has not been adequately backed by the manager. At the same time, other clubs have gotten stronger.
Atletico Madrid is linked with a Spanish Manager
If things spiral down further, the club board is looking for a potential replacement for Simeone. One of the names on the list is former Barcelona manager Luis Enrique. Enrique is the present Spanish National team manager and will soon participate in the World Cup.
Atletico Madrid has reportedly approached Luis Enrique’s crew as a potential successor to Simeone at the Civitas Metropolitano, as per Javi de la Pena on El Chiringuito. Enrique’s contract is set to run out at the end of the year after the World Cup.
It seems that Simeone’s time in the club is approaching its end. Yet the club should hand the Atrgentian manager one last chance to prove himself before moving on to new ventures. Because Cholo Simeone and Atletico Madrid are perfect for each other.
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