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Simeone: “I hope to see a packed Calderón Sunday”

Atlético Madrid coach Diego Simeone gave a press conference at the club’s training facilities in Majadahonda Wednesday morning, looking ahead to Sunday’s home match against Valencia and reflecting on his phenomenal run during his first month and a half in charge. “I hope to see a packed Calderón and that with our fans, it’ll be

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Convince us Cholo!

We want to believe in you Mr. Simeone. We want to believe your hiring wasn’t just a transparent ploy to appease us, the disgruntled fans, fed up with the butchering of our beloved club by its crooked captors. We want to believe that despite the dysfunctional management up top and regardless of the reasons why

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Simeone unplugged

Atlético coach Diego Simeone gave a long-winded press conference on Wednesday, going over a number of interesting topics and revealing some of his ideas for the club he recently signed a year and a half contract with. Simeone explained his controversial decision to bench Arda Turan last Saturday, and shed some light on his decision-making

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Match preview: Málaga vs. Atlético

For their first challenge of 2012, Atlético Madrid travel south into Andalusia to take on seventh-place Málaga. The match, which is set for a 22:00 CET start time on Saturday, will be freshly-appointed coach Diego Simeone’s debut at the helm of the club he appeared in over 150 games for during his highly decorated playing

Simeone at Tuesday's press conference  (

Simeone: “A new season starts now”

Newly-appointed Atlético coach Diego Simeone gave a press conference at the club’s Majadahonda-based training facilities following Tuesday morning’s practice. When asked what his goal for the club was, Simeone simply responded: “To be a team. That’s what I want.”

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Gil Marín in denial about opposition

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

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Simeone abruptly quits Racing post

Former Atlético midfielder Diego Simeone has reportedly quit his job as manager of Argentine Primera División outfit Racing Club, leading to rampant speculation he is on the verge of replacing Gregorio Manzano at Atleti. According to Argentine sports paper Olé, it was el ‘Cholo’s sister – who oversees his contracts – that broke the news