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Diego Simeone Confirms He Will Not Leave Atletico This Summer

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has been heavily linked with a move to Italian side Inter Milan. Simeone used to play for the Nerazzurri and has spoken several times of his desire to coach the Serie A giants,

But Inter fans hopes that Simeone would be arriving next summer have been dashed as the Atleti boss asserted that he will see through Atletico Madrid’s move to a new stadium, which takes place this summer and of his desire to manage Los Colchoneros at Wanda Metropolitano.

“I have a contract and my intention is to do my best for the team and club,” he said at a Press conference.

“I have the feeling that the fans always want to feel beautiful things, but I’ve gone game by game for five years and I won’t change.

“I’ve always said that I’d like to enter our new stadium, even though the reality is that I live day by day.”

Atleti are 12 points behind La Liga leaders Real Madrid after Monday’s 3-0 defeat at Villarreal a fourth in six league games.

The result saw Diego Simeone’s side drop to sixth place, and captain Gabi has said the team are going through “the most difficult run” of Simeone’s reign.

“I don’t know if I would use the word, worried, but rather concerned that the team improve and focuses on the day to day,” Simeone said.

“We have had to make some adjustments since we started the season, but later we improved. And then we slipped up again and now we have to solve that.

“But there is no doubt in my mind that everything is going to be back to normal soon and we need that normalcy outside of the results. Implicit in that is to be how we have always been, united.”