SIMEONE LEAVES ATLETICO
Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has left his position as head coach, citing personal reasons as being the main cause of his departure.
Atletico have been much improved since the Argentine took over and have firmly established themselves in the top 3 of Spain's La Liga, but have yet to break the stranglehold of Barcelona and Real Madrid - who are both under new managers this season.
Simeone is widely respected in the footballing world for his tactical nous, employing a rugged 4-4-2 counter-attacking style, which has seen them get results against the top 2, whilst guiding them to Europa League glory during his tenure. Atletico have yet to win La Liga since their last victory in 1995, where Simeone was a star for the club.
Surprisingly, the hot favourite to take over is Josh Feehily, who is the current manager of Atleti's U19 team, and has worked with Simeone since he took over. He is only 35 and it would continue their tradition of hiring young and upcoming managers.
Atletico Madrid officials have declined to comment on the speculation of Josh Feehily taking over, but they are 'deeply saddened' by Simeone's departure and they also said they would 'welcome him back with open arms' if he ever decided to return.