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If Diego Simeone leaves, Atletico Madrid have the perfect successor in waiting

With eight trophies lifted and hundreds of millions of euros earned during his 11-year reign at Atletico Madrid, so long as Diego Simeone qualifies his team for the Champions League again he has undoubtedly earned the right to press the reset button and try to correct all that's glaringly wrong with his failing team. If, on the other hand, defeat against Spain's newly crowned champions Real Madrid in the derbi on Sunday (3 p.m. ET, stream live on ESPN+) were to intensify a downward spiral out of LaLiga's top four, losing Atleti their customary drip feed of massive income from Europe's premier club competition, then the subject of the Argentine stepping aside would become an obligatory topic of conversation for those who employ him.
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Diego Simeone gives Atletico Madrid debut to son Giuliano

Atletico Madrid struggled to break Granada down on Wednesday night and ended up dropping points against Los Nazaries in a frustrating evening for the Diego Simeone. There was however one bright note for the Argentine. On a personal level at least, Diego Simeone was able to hand a debut to his son, Giuliano. There was little time for him to make an impact, as he replaced Marcos Llorente in the 91st minute.
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Diego Simeone 'proud' of Atletico Madrid after Champions League exit to Man City

Diego Simeone has said he is "proud" of his Atletico Madrid team after their explosive Champions League quarterfinal elimination by Manchester City, which ended with a touchline brawl and police needing to intervene in the tunnel. City will face Real Madrid in the semifinals after Wednesday's goalless draw at the...

Atletico Madrid antics are standard with Diego Simeone, even at a cost to themselves

“There is only one Atletico Madrid,” Pep Guardiola declared, in yet another comment from the Manchester City manager that could have been read either way.That touches on how, under Diego Simeone, there will always be two sides to Atletico Madrid.This was all articulated by a night at the Metropolitano that was both turgid and thrilling, where they took the greatest pride in one of the most grinding defeats.It was a dichotomy that could be felt from the evening’s opening drumbeats.As you walk into the Metropolitano, it is impossible not to be struck by the sheer energy of the place. It...
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Pep Guardiola responds to Diego Simeone over intelligence remark

In such a tight affair in such a tense situation, it’s no surprise that emotions ruled after the Champions League quarter-final between Manchester City and Real Madrid. Not only did the scuffles between the players necessitate the presence of the police after the match, Diego Simeone added more fuel to the fire.
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Diego Simeone hits back at critics of Atletico Madrid tactics ahead of Man City clash

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has hit back at critics of his defensive style as he attempts to engineer a Champions League comeback against Manchester City.Simeone has found himself in the firing line over his side’s performance in their 1-0 defeat in the first leg of their quarter-final against the Premier League leaders at the Etihad Stadium last week.On that occasion Atletico showed little attacking intent and spent most of the game sitting back in the hope of frustrating Pep Guardiola’s men.Former Italy and Atletico manager Arrigo Sacchi and Dutch great Marco Van Basten have been among the high-profile critics...
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Talk is cheap – Diego Simeone unimpressed with negativity over his tactics

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has hit back at critics of his defensive style as he attempts to engineer a Champions League comeback against Manchester City. Simeone has found himself in the firing line over his side’s performance in their 1-0 defeat in the first leg of their quarter-final against the Premier League leaders at the Etihad Stadium last week.
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Diego Simeone offers no excuses for Mallorca loss

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone was in no mood for excuses as his side lost 1-0 away at Mallorca. Los Rojiblancos face a crucial week of action, as they host Manchester City in Champions League quarter final second leg action, after losing at the Etihad Stadium last week. However, despite...
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When Man City met Atletico, Pep Guardiola and Diego Simeone did what they do best

Pep Guardiola bristled twice at long-held cliches on Monday during Manchester City's news conference ahead of Tuesday night's Champions League first-leg quarterfinal clash with Atletico Madrid. For a start, he got sarcastic when the familiar "overthinking in big games" accusation was launched in his direction: "In the Champions League, I always overthink ... I always create new tactics and ideas, and tomorrow you will see a new one ... we will play with 12 men."
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Atletico Madrid need to play better than in Manchester United win to beat City, says Diego Simeone

Diego Simeone feels Atletico Madrid will have to step up a level from their victory over Manchester United when they face Manchester City in the Champions League.The Spanish champions are back in Manchester less than a month after winning at Old Trafford as they take on City in the first leg of their quarter-final on Tuesday.Atletico manager Simeone said: “United had different characteristics. They are a lot more direct, a lot quicker.“City are more positional and they manage things very well all over the pitch. I’m sure we’ll have to be better than we were three weeks ago.”The match has...
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Why Pep Guardiola’s history with Diego Simeone will shape Man City’s showdown with Atletico Madrid

Shortly before Diego Simeone took the Atletico Madrid job in 2011, he went to Barcelona to see how Pep Guardiola’s revolutionary first great side worked. The two got really deep on the fine details of the game, from how high you press, to how you attack tight spaces. While most football figures at that time would have been captivated by such an opportunity, Simeone was more restrained. “I don’t feel this,” he said of one approach. “I don’t like this,” of another. And on it went, right through many of Guardiola’s principles.If Simeone was obviously impressed but not persuaded, Guardiola...