Diego Simeone’s reign as manager of Atletico Madrid is set to end at the end of the season, after 11 years in charge of the La Liga giants.
Simeone will leave the Rojiblancos this summer after several successes, with the Argentine manager reportedly informing the club’s board of his intention to leave already.
According to Football Espana, a growing number of Atleti supporters believe Simeone should leave the club in order to make better use of the club’s current resources.
Given that the Argentine is one of the club’s best managers, this could be the end of the club’s most illustrious era – and without a doubt the best in modern times.
Simeone has led Atletico Madrid to two La Liga titles, two Champions League finals, a Copa del Rey title, two Europa League titles, two European Super Cups, and a Spanish Super Cup since joining the club.
Meanwhile, Atletico Madrid wants supporters to force head coach Simeone out in order to keep Manchester United and Arsenal transfer target Joao Felix, according to the Daily Express.
The La Liga giants would reportedly prefer to keep Felix, who was bought for a whopping £113-million while still a teenager in 2019, and allow Simeone to leave after 11 illustrious years.
Sports Brief also reported that Simeone’s position as Atletico Madrid manager is still safe despite a turbulent start to the La Liga giants’ season.
The Argentine manager has seen his team struggle in all competitions this campaign, lying in fifth in the Spanish top flight league and already eliminated from the Champions League. Atletico Madrid chief, Miguel Angel Gil Marin has now assured Simeone that he still retains the confidence of the board, and called the manager an important character in the history of the club.