• I’m hurting for everyone after derby defeat – Simeone

    I’m hurting for everyone after derby defeat – Simeone

    The coach lamented a masterclass performance by Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid but says Atletico Madrid must assess their problems with a cool head.

    Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone says the humbling 3-0 derby defeat to Real Madrid on Saturday hurts but insists there is no reason to panic.

    The last La Liga match at the Vicente Calderon against their city rivals ended dismally for the home side, as a Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick sealed a win that moves Madrid four points clear […]

  • Conte and Simeone focus more on tactics than Mourinho – Courtois

    Conte and Simeone focus more on tactics than Mourinho – Courtois

    The Chelsea goalkeeper says his current club boss spends more time on game management than those in charge at Atletico Madrid and Manchester United.

    Thibaut Courtois claims current Chelsea boss Antonio Conte places greater emphasis on tactics than his predecessor Jose Mourinho.

    The Belgium international also considers the Italian coach to spend more time on game management than Atletico Madrid’s Diego Simeone – who he spent three years working under during productive loan spells – and his former national team manager Marc […]

  • Chelsea’s Diego Costa meets with Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone

    Chelsea’s Diego Costa meets with Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone

    Chelsea striker Diego Costa has done little to avoid fuelling speculation over his future once again after meeting with his former manager Diego Simeone.

    The Blues front-man was known to be keen on a return to Simeone’s Atletico Madrid this summer, just two years after leaving the club for Chelsea.

    Although Costa has returned to his best form this season, sitting top of the Premier League scoring charts with eight goals so far, he had an unhappy time at Stamford Bridge last […]

  • ‘Simeone is perfect choice to replace Wenger at Arsenal’

    ‘Simeone is perfect choice to replace Wenger at Arsenal’

    Gunners legend Ray Parlour feels rumoured target Eddie Howe would struggle to attract top foreign talent and a move for the Atletico Madrid coach would be far more worthwhile.

    Arsenal should look to appoint Diego Simeone as Arsene Wenger successor, says Ray Parlour.

    The Premier League’s longest-serving active manager is in the last year of his contract at the Emirates Stadium, prompting talk of who could step into the hot seat should he depart after over 20 years at the club.

    Eddie Howe […]

  • Griezmann: I’ll only leave Atletico if Simeone does

    Griezmann: I’ll only leave Atletico if Simeone does

    The France international was heavily linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain in the summer, but he says he wanted to stay to continue to learn from the Argentine coach.

    Antoine Griezmann says he would only consider leaving Atletico Madrid if Diego Simeone were to move to another club.

    The Rojiblancos star was heavily linked to a move away from the Vicente Calderon in the summer, with Paris Saint-Germain the club said to be leading the chase to sign him.

    However, the striker, […]

  • Simeone: Griezmann was better than Ronaldo

    Simeone: Griezmann was better than Ronaldo

    According to the Argentine coach, his attacker enjoyed a better season than the Euro 2016 winner, who relied upon “the collective giving power to the individual”.

    Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone says Antoine Griezmann was the best player in Europe last season, not Cristiano Ronaldo.

    Ronaldo claimed UEFA’s Best Player prize ahead of Griezmann and team-mate Gareth Bale after he fired Real Madrid to the Champions League and captained Portugal to Euro 2016 glory.

    Simeone feels Ronaldo’s trophy successes entitles him to the […]

  • Simeone disappointed with opening-day draw

    Simeone disappointed with opening-day draw

    The coach was disappointed to see Manu Garcia swoop with a last-gasp equaliser at Vicente Calderon, and called on his men to show more precision in front of goal.

    Diego Simeone said he was left with a “bad taste” in his mouth after Atletico Madrid were denied victory in a dramatic ending to their clash with Alaves.

    Atletico looked set to secure all three points in their LaLiga opener on Sunday, with new signing Kevin Gameiro scoring a 93rd-minute penalty to break […]

  • Simeone: I’ll never get over Champions League final defeats

    Simeone: I’ll never get over Champions League final defeats

    The Argentine boss says he would be “lying” if he said he could move on from the Colchoneros’ two final losses against bitter rivals Real Madrid in 2014 and 2016.

    Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone says nothing will ever make up for the two Champions League final defeats he has suffered against Real Madrid.

    Simeone’s side were beaten on penalties after a 1-1 draw at the end of extra time in May’s showpiece at San Siro, with Cristiano Ronaldo converting the decisive […]

  • Diego Simeone should replace Arsene Wenger but Thierry Henry can be future Arsenal boss, says Ray Parlour

    Diego Simeone should replace Arsene Wenger but Thierry Henry can be future Arsenal boss, says Ray Parlour

    Ray Parlour has backed Diego Simeone to replace Arsene Wenger, should the Arsenal boss decide to step down at the end of the season.

    The Atletico Madrid manager has guided the La Liga side to two of the last three Champions League finals, although they were defeated on both occasions by bitter rivals Real Madrid.

    With speculation rife as to whether Wenger’s time at Arsenal could come to an end this season, former ‘Invincibles’ star Parlour has backed the Argentine coach for […]

  • Chelsea star Diego Costa sends transfer message to Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone

    Chelsea star Diego Costa sends transfer message to Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone

    DIEGO COSTA has reportedly asked Atletico Madrid for patience as his hopes of securing a move back to Spain fade.

    Chelsea striker Diego Costa (left) has reportedly called Diego Simeone over a deal.

    Atletico want to re-sign 27-year-old Costa but, with Chelsea refusing to do business, they have entered negotiations with Sevilla’s Kevin Gameiro.

    And Spanish newspaper AS claim Costa is trying to handle the situation by contacting Atletico manager Diego Simeone for last-ditch talks.

    According to the report, Brazil-born Costa communicated to Argentine […]