Diego Simeone, one of the leading candidates to become the next manager of Inter spoke on his future at today’s Audi Cup unveiling press conference: “If I’m here for this conference it means I’ll stay at Atletico Madrid. We are happy to play this tournament against strong opponents like Liverpool and Bayern Munich.”
Until now, Simeone, who was a cult hero at Inter in his playing career, hadn’t given a definitive answer on his future but upon Atleti’s elimination from the Champions League at the semi-final stage, El Cholo has finally given what would seem to be definitive answer. Simeone has a year remaining on his contract with the outgoing tenants of the Vicente Calderon Stadium.
Simeone then explained the reasoning behind the colchoneros taking part in the pre-season tournament: “Taking part in the Audi Cup is a new step Atletico’s path of growth and it will help us to understand our needs for the upcoming season.”