DIEGO SIMEONE

  • Atletico coach Diego Simeone extends contract till 2020 4 days ago

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has agreed to extend his contract with the Spanish champions by three years to 2020. The deal, announced on the Twitter feed of the champions, was widely expected although there was plenty of speculation a wealthy rival could try to lure Simeone away from the...
  • Champions League: Atletico struggling for goals before Leverkusen clash March 17, 2015

    Atletico Madrid will need to put an end to a recent goal drought if they are to have any chance of overturning a 1-0 deficit in Tuesday's Champions League last 16, second leg at home to Bayer Leverkusen. Atletico, last season's beaten finalists, have only scored once in their last four...
  • Diego Simeone can be the Alex Ferguson of Spain, says Tiago February 23, 2015

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid's players are hoping coach Diego Simeone can become the club's equivalent of Alex Ferguson, midfielder Tiago has said amid reports the Argentine is poised to sign a multi-year contract extension. Simeone, who took over at the end of 2011, has a deal with the Spanish champions until June...
  • Diego Simeone rejects claims of violent play ahead of Madrid derby February 7, 2015

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has said his side won't change its way of play despite accusations of at times being excessively violent in its style of football. Speaking to the press Friday ahead of the sixth Madrid derby of the season against Real Madrid, Simeone was asked about the...
  • Diego Simeone proud of Atletico Madrid's rebellious streak January 29, 2015

    London: Atletico Madrid went too far in a bid to unsettle Barcelona in their King's Cup defeat on Wednesday but coach Diego Simeone was proud of his team's rebellious streak. Simeone's side ended with nine players and could have had others sent off as they adopted an overly physical approach in...
  • Copa del Rey quarters look finely balanced for return legs January 28, 2015

    Atletico Madrid have to overturn a one-goal deficit at home against FC Barcelona Wednesday night as both sides look to book their places in the semi-finals of the Spanish King's Cup. With Real Madrid apparently unstoppable in the La Liga, the Cup perhaps offers the best chance for domestic honours for...
  • Atletico Madrid must not relax against Real Madrid: Diego Simeone January 14, 2015

    Madrid: Reigning La Liga champion Atletico Madrid's coach Diego Simeone has told his players to be humble as they prepare for their vital Kings Cup second leg tie against crosstown rivals Real Madrid on Thursday. Goals from Raul Garcia and Jose Gimenez last week gave Atletico a 2-0 win over their...
  • Diego Simeone says Raul Jimenez not leaving Atletico Madrid January 3, 2015

    Madrid: Mexican striker Raul Jimenez will not be loaned out by Atletico Madrid this winter even after the arrival of Fernando Torres from AC Milan, manager Diego Simeone has said. Asked about the possibility that Jimenez could be sent on loan to another team in the winter window, Simeone said on...
  • Fernando Torres is not a saviour for Atletico Madrid: Diego Simeone January 3, 2015

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has warned that the return of Fernando Torres to the Spanish football club is not a quick fix to any problem they may be facing. It was confirmed at the start of the week that Torres would be returning on loan until the end of...
  • Simeone urges fans to keep calm before 'high risk' Cup game December 2, 2014

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has called for an end to football-related violence as his team prepare to play their first game since the death on Sunday of a Deportivo La Coruna fan near the Atletico stadium. The 43-year-old supporter had to be pulled out of the Manzanares river following...
  • Diego Simeone likely to attend ISL semis: Utsav Parekh November 25, 2014

    Kolkata: Atletico De Kolkata co-owner Utsav Parekh said on Tuesday that Atletico Madrid's manager Diego Simeone is likely to attend the ISL semi-final if the city franchise makes the cut for the last four. "Diego Simeone is likely to attend the semifinals," he told media persons after the team's optional practice...
  • Champions League: Atletico Madrid rout Malmo 5-0 October 23, 2014

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid overcame a sluggish start to score five second-half goals in a 5-0 rout of Malmo and move top of Group A in the Champions League on Wednesday. Atletico lacked accuracy in its first-half corners, something that visibly exasperated coach Diego Simeone after a chance went wide in the...
  • Atletico out to prove they have firepower to challenge in Europe October 1, 2014

    Atletico Madrid's Champions League game at home to Juventus on Wednesday will be a chance for the Spanish champions to prove they have the firepower to challenge in Europe again this season. Diego Costa, top scorer for Atletico last term when they reached the final of the continent's elite club competition,...
  • La Liga: Atletico Madrid need improvement before Almeria trip September 23, 2014

    When Atletico Madrid won a La Liga and King's Cup double in 1996, hopes were high it would mark the beginning of a golden period for the club known as the "mattress makers". Those hopes were quickly dashed and Atletico were relegated to the second division in 2000 before returning to...
  • Atletico undone by inability to take chances Simeone September 17, 2014

    Madrid: Failure to take their chances in the first half scuppered Atletico Madrid in their 32 reverse at Olympiakos Piraeus in Tuesday's Champions League Group A opener, according to Atletico coach Diego Simeone. Last year's runnersup to Manchester city rivals Real Madrid, Atletico were unable to recover after conceding two firsthalf...
  • Champions League test for Juventus, Atletico Madrid September 16, 2014

    Milan: Juventus are back in the Champions League after an early exit in last year's competition, and Atletico Madrid are back after nearly winning it all. Juventus will face Swedish club Malmo in Group A on Tuesday. Atletico, which lost to Real Madrid in extra time in last year's final but...
  • Atletico Madrid coach Simeone suspended for eight games August 26, 2014

    Spanish champion Atletico Madrid will have to find a way to win without their inspirational coach for the next month. The Spanish football federation suspended Atletico coach Diego Simeone for eight matches on Monday after he was sent off for a vehement protest that included tapping an assistant referee on...
  • Atletico's Diego Simeone handed eightmatch ban for Super Cup fracas August 25, 2014

    Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone was handed an eightmatch touchline ban by the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) on Monday following his dismissal and angry reaction in the Spanish Super Cup against Real Madrid last Friday. The Argentine was sanctioned with four games for slapping the fourth official on the back of...
  • Atletico coach still believes league title defence impossible August 23, 2014

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone saw his side beat Real Madrid 10 on Friday night to clinch the Spanish Supercup 21 on aggregate but reiterated a day later that it was impossible for his side to compete with their rivals FC Barcelona and Real Madrid over a full season. Mario...
  • Atletico Madrid can't compete with Real Madrid, Barcelona: Coach August 22, 2014

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone insists that despite their winning success last season, it's impossible for the team to compete against economic powerhouses FC Barcelona and Real Madrid. Last season saw Simeone lead Atletico to the BBVA Primera Liga title and to the final of the Champions League, where they...
  • ISL Kolkata franchise to unveil team on July 7 June 22, 2014

    Kolkata: They were the first team to unveil Atletico de Kolkata among the eight ISL franchises, and now the newest city outfit is all set to announce the name of their marquee player and manager on July 7. The team partners Atletico Madrid are finalising the deal with a...
  • Ancelotti trumps Simeone to secure Real's 10th title May 25, 2014

    Real Madrid overcame Atletico in the Champions League final because coach Carlo Ancelotti was able to adjust his tactics and go on the attack in time to rescue the game while his opposite number Diego Simeone had no cards left to play Ancelotti fielded a cautious starting lineup at Lisbon's Stadium...
  • Gritty Simeone forges winning mentality at Atletico May 22, 2014

    Atletico Madrid have become the mirror image of Diego Simeone as a wellorganised and hardworking team with a fierce commitment and a strong rebellious streak. Prowling the touchline dressed all in black and with his hair slicked back, Simeone cultivated a kind of gangster look as he sought to unsettle Real...
  • Diego Simeone won't rule Diego Costa out of Champions League final May 19, 2014

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone says it's still too early to rule Diego Costa out of the Champions League final despite striker's chances of playing looking slim. Costa limped off early in Saturday's 11 draw at Barcelona that clinched Atletico's first Spanish league title in 18 years, and the club...
  • Atletico Madrid celebrate league title with parade May 19, 2014

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid celebrated their first Spanish league title in 18 years on Sunday when thousands of fans packed the streets of the Spanish capital. Atletico's players and coaching staff started the festivities on an opentop bus with "League Champions" written on the side, slowly making their way from Vicente Calderon...
  • Atletico Madrid success built on grit, unity and belief May 18, 2014

    If anyone had suggested before the start of the La Liga season that Atletico Madrid could pip vastly wealthier rivals Barcelona and Real Madrid to the title they would have been dismissed as hopelessly naive. Predicting that Diego Simeone's side, who wrapped up their 10th domestic league title and their first...
  • Believer Simeone never doubted Atletico's title win May 18, 2014

    Barcelona: The fighting spirit Atletico Madrid have shown all season meant coach Diego Simeone never doubted they would come from behind to draw 11 against Barcelona and claim a first La Liga title for 18 years, the Argentine said on Saturday. Barca needed to beat Atletico in a finalday showdown to...
  • Spanish title fight down to Atletico Madrid, Barcelona May 10, 2014

    Madrid: The Spanish league title race now looks like a twoway fight, with Atletico Madrid and Barcelona heading for a championship showdown in the last round if they both win this weekend. Real Madrid's 11 draw at Real Valladolid on Wednesday improved Atletico's chances of winning their first league title since...
  • La Liga: Atletico can seal title if Barcelona, Real Madrid slip up May 3, 2014

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid can crown a superb week and wrap up what would be a remarkable La Liga title triumph if they win at Levante on Sunday and Barcelona and Real Madrid lose at home to Getafe and Valencia. Diego Simeone's outperforming Atletico side set up a Champions League final clash...
  • Diego Simeone thanks mothers of his brave Atletico troops May 1, 2014

    Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone thanked his players' mothers for producing such gutsy sons after the La Liga leaders fought back to beat Chelsea 31 on Wednesday and secure their place in the Champions League final. After last week's semifinal, first leg at the Vicente Calderon in Madrid ended 00, Atletico...