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Who is Atlético Madrid manager Diego Simeone?
Diego Simeone is the current Atlético Madrid manager after replacing Gregorio Manzano in December 2011. Simeone was born on 28 April 1970 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Simeone played football before going into management in defensive midfield for European clubs such as Lazio, Atlético Madrid, Sevilla and Inter Milan.
Across his playing career, Simeone played for Vélez Sársfield, Pisa, Sevilla, Atlético Madrid, Inter Milan, Lazio and Racing Club between the years of 1987 and 2006. He also made 106 appearances for the Argentinian National team from 1988 to 2002 after making his way through the age grades. Over the course of his playing career, Simeone won the 1995-96 La Liga along with the Copa del Rey in the same season. He also won the Serie A and the Copa Italia both in 1999-00 including 2 Copa America’s in 1991 and 1993 with Argentina along with many more.
After retiring in 2006, Simeone went into management as he took on a management role at Racing Club before moving on to manage Estudiantes La Plata, River Plate, San Lorenzo and Catania before of course, joining Atlético Madrid. In Argentina, Simeone won the Argentine Primera División in 2006 and 2008 with Estudiantes La Plata and River Plate respectively.
In December 2011, Simeone was appointed as manager of Atlético Madrid replacing the previous manager Gregorio Manzano who was sacked on the previous day. He’s had many hugely successful seasons at Atlético Madrid as he’s turned the club into an undisputed top 3 Spanish club. He’s also brought in many talents who have turned into world class players such as Jan Oblak, Toby Alderweireld and Antoine Griezmann.
In his time at the club, he’s won the La Liga in the 2013-14 season, the 2012-13 Copa del Rey, the 2014 Supercopa de España, the UEFA Europa League in 2011-12 and 2017-18 along with 2 UEFA Super Cups in 2012 and 2018. He’s also won numerous individual awards including manager of the month and year awards across his 8 year period at the club along with two UEFA Champions League final appearances only to narrowly lose to Real Madrid both times. Next season, Simeone will want to win trophies after bringing in superstar Joao Felix from Benfica, Marcos Llorente from Real Madrid and Kieran Trippier from Tottenham Hotspur spending over £200m in the process.