Diego Simeone will last at least 5 more years as the head coach of Athletic Madrid after the Argentine coach extended his contract with the club as he penned a new deal which is going to expire in the 2020.
This is not only good news for Athletic Madrid but also for Fernando Torres has appeared to perform like he used to do some years ago as Diego Simeone appears to have found the spark that Jose Mourinho, Rafael Benitez and FilippoInzaghi failed to ignite.
Ever since returning to Athletic Madrid, Fernando Torres has displayed flashes of brilliance on the pitch and one of these instances was seen during Athletic Madrid’s Copa del Rey match against Real Madrid where Torres scored twice and helped his team knock out their rivals from the Spanish competition.
Torres also found the back of the net when playing against Barcelona. Even though Fernando Torres is still far away from being the same striker that he was a few years ago, he has been playing much better than he has been doing in the past 4 seasons as his career experienced a downhill ride when performing for Chelsea and Ac.Milan.
Mario Mandzukic and Antoine Griezmann are the main attacking stars of Athletic Madrid but they have had to spend more minutes on the bench of certain matches as Diego Simeone has allowed Fernando Torres to prove his worth and in a few matches it has given him big rewards.
Diego Simeone is a manager who understands Torres and motivates the player to perform at the level where he was once considered to be one of the best forwards in Europe. The best days of Torres are behind them and there is no doubt about that but with Diego Simeone and Athletic Madrid, the last few years of Torres are starting to look brighter than ever before.