Atletico chief confirms coach Simeone will continue with club

Madrid, June 7 (IANS) Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo reassured the football club’s fans by saying that Argentine Diego Simeone will continue to coach the team until his 4-year contract expires.

When asked about the team’s preparations for the next football season, Cerezo on Monday said that Atletico are looking for a striker, as well as other options, reports Efe.

Cerezo avoided commenting on possible talks with Benfica’s Argentine midfielder Nico Gaitan, while he said the club plans to purchase a striker who scores a lot of goals and will help the team win a lot of trophies.

When asked about renewing the contract of home grown forward Fernando Torres, Cerezo said that negotiations are still ongoing but are expected to conclude soon.

–IANS

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