Atlético are a club no strangers to illicit activity, and when it was made known last summer that José Luis Pérez Caminero would be taking over for Jesús García Pitarch as Atleti’s sporting director, we knew he would fit right in with our majority-shareholding and criminally convicted directors given his tainted past. While certainly embarrassing
We have at least seven more games to play this campaign, but Atlético have already started planning for next season. If our finances allow it, then we’ll surely look at the transfer market for reinforcements this summer. According to AS one of the targets we have identified is Miguel Pérez Cuesta, better known as Michu.
Even a blind man could have seen this coming: on Friday Atlético Madrid officially announced the appointment of Diego Simeone as new coach of the club. A day after Gregorio Manzano’s dismissal, the club announced a deal had been reached with the former player and Rojiblanco idol. Simeone will be unveiled before the New Year.
Hours after Atlético Madrid’s Executive Board publicly announced its decision to can coach Gregorio Manzano, both the club’s president, Enrique Cerezo, and its general manager and majority shareholder, Miguel Ángel Gil Marín, spoke to the press regarding the team’s current state of affairs. “We submitted an offer to ‘el Cholo’ Simeone,” Cerezo told reporters at
According to El Mundo, Diego Simeone is currently on his way to Madrid. The Spanish paper claims the Argentine coach will be presented as new Atlético manager on Friday or Monday. Simeone will bring former Atleti goalkeeper ‘Mono’ Burgos with him, who will reportedly be appointed as his assistant.
José Luis Caminero was one of Atlético’s finest players in the rich history of the club, but in his new role as Sporting Director the 44-year old is yet to impress. Is Caminero merely a puppet of the board, used for his handsome looks during player presentations, or can he actually bring something to the table for Atlético?
With only a match left to play after 13 rounds of La Liga, Atlético find themselves in the no-man’s land they’ve become accustomed to dwelling in the past couple of seasons. In 2010/11 Atleti finished in seventh, a slight improvement on their ninth place finish from the year before. Our current campaign is a week-to-week
Atlético sporting director José Luis Caminero spoke to the club’s official site about Atleti’s latest debacle, a 3-2 loss against 10-man Getafe on Sunday. The overwhelming majority of fans are now clamouring for Manzano to be sacked, but Caminero’s statements suggested the front office will continue to back the 55-year-old journeyman.
The Sergio Agüero dilemma has proved challenging for Atlético’s new sporting director Jose Luis Caminero. It’s been over a month since Caminero promised to convince Kun to stay, but the sporting director admitted on Monday that he hasn’t talked to Agüero yet. This delay is costing us quality reinforcements, claims Martin Rosenow.
Atlético supporters worried about losing José Antonio Reyes can breathe a collective sigh of relief. For now. Turkish media reports suggested Atlético had agreed to sell Reyes, Diego Forlán and Tomas Ujfalusi on Thursday, but new reports claim Atleti sporting director told Galatasaray officials that ‘la Perla’ isn’t for sale.