Mark the 19th of February and the 11th of March in your calendar. That’s when Atlético Madrid take on AC Milan in the next round of the UEFA Champions League.
Atlético’s majority shareholders Miguel Ángel Gil and Enrique Cerezo have expanded their stake in the club. The managing director and club president have bought all of the shares owned by Fernando García Abásolo, who until Monday was the third largest stockholder and a member of the Atleti board. The fee the duo paid for five
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.
Atlético coach Gregorio Manzano surprised reporters on Friday by giving a press conference about the current state of affairs at the club following Thursday’s loss to Athletic Bilbao. Rojiblanco fans and the media alike have speculated that the manager’s days at the Vicente Calderón, after a month-long slump and seven-game winless streak, could be numbered. “Fear? I don’t fear anything,” Manzano said.
On Wednesday, Atletico’s Board of Directors agreed to keep president Enrique Cerezo and general director Miguel Ángel Gil Marín in control of the club. The day had begun with reports in Spain claiming Rojiblanco board members were set to meet at the Vicente Calderón in order to vote on whether or not to remove Cerezo or Gil Marín from their respective posts.In the end, the controversial pair were allowed to hold on to their jobs.
Atlético are seriously considering the possibility of bringing midfielder Rubén Pérez back a year early from his two-year loan spell at Deportivo. The former Atlético B star, speaking to AS, gave the impression that he was flattered by the news, though he remained mindful of his obligation to his current team.
On the 24th of April fans of Atlético Madrid have planned protests against the Gil family and club president Enrique Cerezo, who together own 95 per cent of the club’s shares. Atléticos por el Cambio, which literally translates to ‘Atléticos for Change,’ is the group pushing for the protests.
Atlético president Enrique Cerezo and General Director Miguel Ángel Gil went on the Cadena SER radio programme “El Larguero” yesterday, in a bid to clarify the state of their relationship. Rumours in the Spanish media earlier this week suggested that there was a “complete rupture” between the pair and that they were not on speaking terms.
Diego Godín was today officially unveiled as an Atlético de Madrid player. The Uruguayan, who completed his move from Villarreal to Atleti last Thursday, becomes Atlético’s fifth signing of the summer following a hugely successful World Cup campaign. Our club president hailed the defender as the solution to Atlético’s defensive problems.
Atlético Madrid unveiled Filipe to the press on Tuesday – their fourth signing of the summer put pen to paper on a five-year deal before being paraded in front of ecstatic Atleti fans at the Vicente Calderón. Deportivo will receive €12m, with €6m paid up-front immediately. In the next two summers they will receive two