Simeone rules out national job

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has ruled himself out of taking up a national team coaching job any time soon, but would consider it in the future.

The former Argentina captain has won many admirers after guiding Atletico to the La Liga title, as well as UEFA Champions League final last season.

He has been thought to be next in line to lead La Albiceleste should current boss Alejandro Sabella decide to leave the post, but Simeone says he is not ready to leave club football.

“From what I experience day to day, I can say that a national team coach must be a bigger personality,” the 44-year-old told Goal.

“He must be a calm and balanced person with a career behind him, so he can have a grasp of the times he lives in and therefore manage a national team.

“Luis Aragones or Vincente del Bosque have this quality. Being a national team coach does not quite fit with my eagerness for communicating and managing on a daily basis.”

“If I become a national team coach, it will happen some time in the future and I feel good when it happens,” he added.

post by Funsho Fagbure