Diego Simeone Gets Vote of Confidence From Atletico Madrid Chief After an Abysmal Start to the Season
- Atletico Madrid chief Miguel Angel Gil Marin says coach Diego Simeone retains their confidence despite the club’s poor start to the season
- Atletico are struggling under Simeone this season as they are presently fifth in La Liga and finished bottom of their Champions League group
- Simeone has been in charge at the Wanda Metropolitano since 2011 and has won two La Liga titles and two Europa League trophies
Diego Simeone’s position as Atletico Madrid manager is still safe after getting a vote of confidence from the club’s hierarchy, despite a turbulent start to the season for the La Liga giants.
The Argentine manager has seen his team struggle in all competitions this campaign. They have been eliminated from the Champions League group stage and also lie 5th in La Liga.
According to Tribal Football, Atletico Madrid chief, Miguel Angel Gil Marin has now assured Simeone that he still retains the confidence of the board. He described Simeone as an important character in the history of the club.
Since taking over at the Wanda Metropolitano in 2011, Simeone has won two La Liga championships and two Europa League trophies with the Madrid club.
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Atletico Madrid are currently 13 points behind La Liga leaders Barcelona, after amassing only 7 wins from 14 matches played so far this season.
Atletico Madrid eye Thomas Tuchel
Meanwhile, Thomas Tuchel is the new favourite to take over from the struggling Simeone at Atletico Madrid, with the La Liga giants in search of a new manager, Daily Mail reports.
Tuchel is without a club at the moment after being sacked by English Premier League giants Chelsea in early September, following a poor run of form with the Blues.
Former Tottenham and Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino is also the club's back-up option if their pursuit of Tuchel fails.
Diego Simeone praises Antoine Griezmann
Earlier, Sports Brief reported on Antoine Griezmann returning to his best, and Diego Simeone loving it.
The Atletico Madrid manager had nothing but praise for the French attacker after his recent upturn in form.
Griezmann endured a difficult start to the season and was reduced to limited game time, after swapping the Madrid club for Barcelona and failing to make his mark for the Catalan side.