Following reports this morning of Gregorio Manzano’s visit to the Vicente Calderón, the club has now officially announced on its website that the coach has signed a one-year contract to manage Atleti.
Manzano is expected to be presented by Atlético in the coming days.
He and his agent Manuel García Quilón were seen entering a meeting this morning with our directors Caminero and Clemente Villaverde.
The 55-year old coach arrived in Madrid last night after having already met with his agent and Caminero, indicating that a deal was imminent.
The coach, who left Sevilla last month, has a long career in Spain and managed Atlético in the 2003/2004 campaign. But as usual with Manzano, he left the club after just one season.
It seems Atleti approached Manzano after Luis Enrique turned our offer down, the Barcelona man will join AS Roma instead. Our search for a new coach has been a difficult one, with Rafa Benítez and Joaquín Caparrós also declining our offers.
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