If you're looking for a football icon poster that captures the true essence of the game, then look no further than the Diego Simeone poster. As the Argentinean mastermind behind Atletico Madrid's success, Diego Simeone knows a thing or two about what it takes to win. And this poster brings that winning attitude to your home or office.
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Diego Pablo Simeone, or "El Cholo" as he is fondly called, is the mastermind behind Atletico Madrid's success in recent years. He has turned them into one of the most feared teams in Europe and his unique style of coaching has won him many admirers.
Simeone started his playing career with River Plate before moving to Europe where he played for several clubs including Pisa, Sevilla, Atlético Madrid and Inter Milan. Predominantly a midfielder, he scored more than 80 goals in his club career and has over 100 appearances for Argentina. He had a successful career winning trophies almost everywhere he went and was lauded as one of the best midfielders of his time. He retired from playing in 2006 and took up coaching soon after.
He began his managerial career with Racing Club in his home country of Argentina. He then had a brief spell in charge of Estudiantes before moving to Europe to take over at the Spanish club, Atlético Madrid in 2011.
Cholo Simeone: The Best Coach
Before Simeone arrived at Atletico, they were just a mid-table club struggling to even make it to the top four. But since his arrival, Atletico have never finished below the third position battling it out with probably two of the biggest clubs in the world, Real Madrid and Barcelona. He transformed the club to such levels that fans started calling him God of Football.
Under Simeone's leadership, Atlético Madrid have won many trophies including twice the La Liga title, the Copa del Rey, the UEFA Europa League and twice the UEFA Super Cup. They have also reached the final of the UEFA Champions League twice, though losing to their noisy neighbours Real Madrid on both occasions in 2013-14 and 2016-17.
Simeone's success at Atlético Madrid has seen him become one of the most sought after coaches in world football. His name has been linked with a move to many of Europe's top clubs, but he has so far remained loyal to Atlético Madrid.
There is no doubt that Simeone is one of the best coaches in the world and his achievements at Atlético Madrid have been nothing short of remarkable. He has transformed them into one of the most successful teams in Europe and there is no doubt that he is a master tactician.
What makes him such a successful coach
Simeone is a very passionate coach and his emotions often spill over onto the touchline. This passion is one of the things that endears him to the Atlético Madrid fans. They know that he cares deeply about the club and its success.
Simeone is a very demanding coach and he expects his players to give 100% effort in every training session and match. He is not afraid to drop players if he feels they are not giving their all. This has helped him create a strong team spirit within the Atlético Madrid squad. What makes him so successful is his ability to get the best out of his players and instil a winning mentality in them.
One of Simeone's biggest strengths is his tactical knowledge. He is an expert at setting up his team to nullify the opposition's strengths and exploit their weaknesses. His teams are always well-organized and difficult to beat.
Simeone is also very good at man-management and he has developed excellent relationships with many of his players. They clearly respect him and are willing to play for him.
All of these factors have contributed to Simeone's success as a coach and there is no doubt that he is one of the best in the business. His passion, tactical knowledge and man-management skills make him a very special coach indeed.