Diego Simeone was born in Argentina in 1970. He is only 40 years old but is already amongst the best coaches in the world.
The former player is one of the youngest coaches to have coached in La Liga at the age of 40, coaching Atletico Madrid. He as a player played for Sevilla, Atlético Madrid, Internazionale, Lazio and Racing but his coaching career started in 2006 coaching Racing Club in his native Argentina.The former Lazio player in 2007 was unveiled as the new River Plate coach one of the big clubs in Argentina. Simeone and River Plate went on to win the 2008 Clausura championship after beating Olimpo 2–1 in the Monumental. Simeone had a short spell in Italy, coaching Catania in January 2011 and helped them to avoid the axe. The current Atletico Madrid mentor shocked football fraternity when he resigned from Catania to go back to Racing Club in June 2011 have been in Italy for six months .
Simeone joined the Estadio Vicente Calderón outfit in December 2011, the following year we went on to win the UEFA Europa League. in just three months time he shocked the whole world when he won the UEFA Super Cup, beating then UEFA Champions League champions Chelsea. In 2013 Atletico Madrid clinched the Copa Del Rey at the expense of their cross town rivals Real Madrid. Before Atletico performed miracles this season, no one would have believed in them but only the man at the helm Diego Simeone . They are surprisingly at the summit of La Liga log with 79 points, trailing two power houses in Barcelona and Real Madrid. lat night they showed why they are at the top of La Liga, as they dumped Barcelona out of the Europe's prestigious club tournament.
Now we all know who Diego Simeone is and why he is excelling Atletico de Madrid.