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
Atlético’s official site confirmed Thursday evening that manager Gregorio Manzano has been fired. According to the club’s official statement, Atleti’s Executive Board reached the decision to dismiss the heavily-under-fire coach in a meeting held Thursday afternoon. “This decision has already been communicated to the manager, with whom we have reached an agreement to terminate his
Following Sunday night’s epic collapse at the Cornellà-El Prat, Atlético were widely expected to dismiss beleaguered manager Gregorio Manzano. The debacle in Barcelona came just days after a disastrous performance against Spanish minnows Albacete in Copa del Rey play. “There are no excuses,” Manzano said in the post-game press conference. The team remain without a
Atlético coach Gregorio Manzano survived the weekend after his men comfortably saw off Real Zaragoza on Sunday, ending a seven-game winless streak. Manzano’s lifeboat came in the form of an Adrián brace and a goal by vice-captain Álvaro Domínguez. “A dark October ends today,” Manzano said after the match.
Arda and Sílvio were back. Atlético were at home. It was against Mallorca. All Atleti had to do was show up right? Wrong. With two more points down the drain, six points out of the Champions League zone and riding a six-game winless streak, where do Atlético go from here?
Gregorio Manzano was formally presented as Atlético’s new manager at the Vicente Calderón on Friday. The Andalusian journeyman, who signed a one-year contract with the club earlier in the week, addressed the Rojiblanco faithful directly, saying: “Have faith in me, I will not fail you.” He then talked about his immediate and long-term objectives at Atleti.