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Diego Simeone has no intention to leave Atletico Madrid in the summer

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According to MARCA, Diego Simeone has no intention to leave Atletico Madrid at the end of the season, despite reports suggesting otherwise.

The Argentine tactician has been in charge of the team for over a decade now and has achieved great things during his time at the Spanish capital club.

However, things have not gone according to plans for Simeone and Atleti in the current season.

Indeed, the Rojiblancos are already pretty much out of the La Liga title race while they have also crashed out of Europe. It has brought Simeone under scrutiny, with there being a feeling that his time in charge of Atletico Madrid could be drawing to a close.

Reports even suggested that the manager had already informed CEO Miguel Angel Gil Marin that he wants to leave in the summer.

But, as per MARCA, there is no truth to these speculations as Simeone has no intentions of leaving the Civitas Metropolitano before or at the end of the season.

The 52-year-old has a contract with Atletico Madrid until the summer of 2024. And, at the moment, neither he wants to leave nor the CEO is looking to force him out of the club.

Despite the dip this season, it must be noted that Simeone has won several titles during his time at Atletico Madrid and has also led them to ten consecutive UEFA Champions League qualifications.

Furthermore, it is also stated that Joao Felix’s contract extension before his loan exit to Chelsea has nothing to do with Simeone’s future.

It is no secret that things are not okay between Felix and Simeone, but the forward left Atletico on loan only after signing a new deal until the summer of 2027.

While that may be so, it was done only to lower the amortisation costs and has no bearing on Simeone and his future at the club.

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Ancelotti talks Courtois, Militao, Bellingham, VAR controversies ahead of Las Palmas vs Real Madrid

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Coming off a highly controversial game against Almeria, Real Madrid will now travel to Gran Canaria to take on Las Palmas tomorrow as part of the early kick-off.

Carlo Ancelotti spoke about the clash tomorrow, starting off by confirming his goalkeeper for tomorrow, “Lunin will start tomorrow.”

He also added that Madrid were looking to get back to their usual level after back-to-back poor performances, one of which included elimination against Atletico Madrid in the Copa del Rey round of 16.

“We are motivated to return to our best level after 2 bad games.”

The Italian gaffer also commented on the biggest football story in the world today, which was Jurgen Klopp announcing his decision to leave Liverpool at the end of the season.

“It’s quite surprising, I understand. Working for a long time with the same club and players lowers your motivation a bit. He’s doing a fantastic job at Liverpool.”

And of course, Ancelotti also spoke about the leaked VAR audiovisual, some of which are highly controversial for all parties involved. Barcelona coach and players have also commented on the same, in light of the Negreira case.

“They have talked a lot. Everyone knows what has happened in the last 20 years in Spanish football. The Civil Guard is carrying out an investigations. That is the real problem of Spanish football.”

Luckily for the manager and fans, all injured players — minus the ACL trio of David Alaba, Eder Militao, and Thibaut Courtois — are available. Jude Bellingham is suspended, however.

“Everyone is available now after the recent period of injuries.”

“Making up for Bellingham’s absence tomorrow? Brahim and Joselu are available options. They were able to show themselves after I relied on them as substitutes,” he added.

And as far as Militao and Courtois are concerned, both of whom tore their ACL early in the season, Ancelotti suggested that they could make their return before the season ends.

“Courtois and Militão both have the option to play this season. The recovery process is going very well, they are training on an individual level. It is February and these types of injuries last 6-8 months, so I think they will recover before the end of the season.”

Source: Mundo Deportivo

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