Related News

Home » Sports » Soccer

Resino replaces Aguirre as Atletico coach

ATLETICO Madrid has hired Abel Resino as coach to replace Javier Aguirre, who stepped down after agreeing to end his contract, the Spanish Primera Liga club's President Enrique Cerezo said yesterday.

Cerezo said in an interview with Cadena Ser radio that the club had reached an agreement with former Atletico goalkeeper Resino, who is coach of second division Castellon.

"We have chosen Abel because we believe he is the right solution for the current situation," Cerezo said.

Atletico has not won a match this year and slipped to seventh in the standings after a 1-2 home defeat by Real Valladolid on Sunday.

The 49-year-old Resino also had brief spells as coach of Levante and Ciudad de Murcia, and takes charge just over three weeks before the first leg of the club's Champions League last 16 tie against Porto.

Earlier yesterday, Aguirre said he had stepped down after agreeing with Cerezo to end his two-and-a-half year term as coach. "We have reached a good agreement," the Mexican told Cadena Ser. "I am the first to understand that I am a fundamental part of the problem the team finds itself in."


Copyright © 1999- Shanghai Daily. All rights reserved.Preferably viewed with Internet Explorer 8 or newer browsers.

沪公网安备 31010602000204号

Email this to your friend