Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has refused to deny the possibility that he will be managing Inter Milan sometime in the future.
Diego Simeone was a player with Internazionale from 1997 to 1999, winning the UEFA Cup (now Europa Leauge) with them in 1998.
Speculation of him rejoining his former club as a coach heated up after his son, Giovanni Simeone, who plays for Genoa FC, made the claim last week that his father will be leading the Nerazzurri in the near future.
The Argentine manager has since openly admitted in a pre-match conference against Carlo Ancelotti’s Bayern Munich that there is “nothing new” about his son’s claims. However, he also insisted that he is completely focused on his current job with Atletico Madrid.
“He’s my son (Gio), so obviously I talk to him. I think that’s normal,” Simeone said in the press conference in Munich.
“Him, my daughter, my wife, my father; it is normal that they say that one day I will coach Inter. It is nothing new, nor is it news.”
“I do not have to speak about my future because that is very clear. I am excited about this game, and the size of the opponent,” he added, referring to the game against Bayern Munich. “I am motivated by every game we have played since I joined Atletico.”
“Over time teams go through different runs of form,” he said. “(Carlo) Ancelotti has come to a new team, but knowing him well I have no doubts that they will fight for what this club’s wants which is the Champions League trophy.”
Atletico Madrid has already progressed to the Champions League knockout stages one match before, and lost 1-0 to Bayern Munich in a clash of little consequences. On the other hand, they are currently 4th in the La Liga table – nine points behind League leaders Real Madrid – after suffering a draw against Espanyol at home.