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Simeone admits Atletico’s future uncertainty and his need to adapt to modern football

Diego Simeone, Atletico Madrid’s manager, recognizes the necessity to adjust to the transformation occurring in football as he faces an uncertain future at the club.

During his visit to Naples, where his son Giovanni Simeone won the Scudetto with Napoli for the first time since the Diego Maradona era, Diego Simeone was present. Simeone’s future at Atletico Madrid is uncertain, as the Argentine manager is unsure whether he will continue or not. Additionally, the manager confessed that football has undergone changes.

On his future, the Argentine said: “I have another year on my contract, we’ll see what happens. You find the stimuli because in the club you change players so often and you have to adjust with the way you are on the pitch. And then football changed.

“The new generation is different and the way we train them and keep them on the pitch is also changing. I’m thinking of Godin and that generation of players with whom we won at Atletico a few years ago.

Today, they would be outdated, not only in terms of age but in terms of how they are on the pitch. Everything is faster. And I also need to update and evolve in methodologies as a coach,” said the 53-year-old boss when asked about how football has changed in recent years.

Simeone’s future hangs in the balance

With his future with Los Rojiblancos uncertain, Simeone weighed in on the possibility of returning to Italy as a coach: “Yes. When I did it in Catania, my approach to the team and my ideas matured a lot. I don’t know how much longer I will be able to train. I’m 53. Another five? Ours is certainly a stressful job. 

“But then I think that a few days of vacation were enough to make me want to get back on the pitch. The pitch is like a drug for us. I often meet Inter and Lazio fans who ask me to come back. Who knows? I sure would like to.”

After leading Atletico Madrid to multiple pieces of silverware in his reign as their manager. He has been constantly criticized since the start of this season.

Although the Spanish team has turned their fate around since the turn of the year and is looking to build on their performances. It is yet to be seen whether the coach will be given another chance by Atleti’s hierarchy or not.

Despite the uncertainty surrounding his future, Simeone’s focus would be on finishing the league strongly with Atletico Madrid, who have recently moved ahead of city-rivals Real Madrid to occupy the second spot in the league table.

Ethan Dempsey
Ethan Dempsey
Ethan is a lifelong football fan. When he is not obsessing over the Premier League games, Ethan likes to read fantasy tomes, watch football documentaries and waste hours upon hours on video games.
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