After a truly difficult season in which the Atlético board came closer than ever to renouncing Simeone’s services, the relationship between the club and the coach was never the same.
Through the years the instructions of Atlético Madrid And Simeone they went hand in hand. The club recognized that the coach’s methodology was appropriate to achieve the goals as this was reflected on the pitch. But things changed last year, when they were eliminated in the group stage of the Champions League and knocked out of LaLiga in the first round.
It was the first time in the Argentine coach’s thirteen years on the bench that the Rojiblanco club seriously considered ending their streak. And alongside the poor results, there were also some players who weren’t entirely happy. But finally The Atlético de Madrid board decided to trust Simeone againalthough there are clear differences between both parties.
Simeone and Atlético, separated by their ideas
Despite Simeone emerged victorious in the Joao Félix caseAs the club has let go of differentiated talent, this has caused a split between the board and the coach. A division that has existed for years, as the coach’s decisions are not always understood by the club’s top management.
This is happening again this season Atlético doesn’t understand why Simeone doesn’t give chances to a player like Javi Galán. In his place he hands over Mario Hermoso, who despite good performances is a player that the Rojiblanco club could release in the coming months.
Mario Hermoso and Savic split the club
At this early stage of the season Savic and Mario Hermoso played absolutely everything at Atlético de Madrid. They are once again important players for Simeone, who has two of the mainstays of the defense. But the club believes it is time for a change.
Not only because they understand that they need to absorb new players, but also because Mario Hermoso and Savic’s contracts end in June. Despite it, Simeone wants Atlético de Madrid to renew both players although these renovations are detrimental to the club in the long run. And both were able to stay with the team well into old age. Something that could have very negative consequences in the not too distant future.
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