I Might Never Leave Atleti At All – Diego Simeone
Ateltico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has stated that there is chance that he might extend his contract at the club and stay beyond the end of next season.
Simeone has also guided Atletico Madrid to two Champions League finals during his reign.
The Argentine’s future came under doubt when he got his contract reduced by two-years, from 2020 to 2018.
Diego Simeone has also been very vocal about his desire to one day coach his former club Inter Milan, whom he represented as a player in the 1990’s.
However, he defends his actions regarding the contract saying that it was in the best interest of Atleti, adding that his long-term future might still be with the club.
“What happened with the contract was about what I thought was best for Atletico Madrid,” Simeone said.
“Everyone always says that possibly I will leave in a year-and-a-half, and what the fans might think of that. But I could also extend the contract.”
“The media are very skillful at creating controversies, which is fine, it must be accepted, and maybe you should answer better so it does not happen.”
It was Simeone son Giovanni who plays in the Serie A for Genoa who started the rumours when he said that he see’s his father coaching Inter someday.
Simeone had added fuel to fire by acknowledging the rumours.
“They asked my sister did she think that someday I would coach in Italy, and she said it could happen, it would not be strange,” he said.
“They asked my son one day at a Genoa versus Inter game and he said it could happen someday.”
“I have chosen not to speak any more, especially as the results of the team are not great. The important thing for the Atletico fans are the facts.”
“Words come and go, but facts show you the real person. When I leave here it will be because it is good for the club.”