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Simeone will be the second red and white coach with more games managed in the League

The Argentinian coach will accumulate 175 matches on our bench, only behind Luis Aragonés.

PHOTO: Ángel Gutiérrez

The match against Deportivo Alavés will be the 175th match of Diego Pablo Simeone leading Atlético de Madrid in the League championship. Thus, the Argentinian coach will become the second coach who will have managed our team more times in the League. This milestone is added to his record of consecutive matches leading the team, that continues to grow every week.

With tonight’s match, Simeone will beat the 174 matches in the national competition of Ricardo Zamora, who coached Atlético de Madrid since the 1939/1940 until the 1945/1946 season and won for our showcases our first two league titles, in 1940 and 1941.

It was in the 1940/1941 campaign that a ban temporarily took him away from the bench for ten days, during which Ramón de la Fuente Leal took over. This is why, different sources assign Zamora those ten games managed temporarily by the man from Bilbao, while others only count a total of 164.

Either way, only Luis Aragonés will be ahead of Simeone now, who coached us in 449 games during various stages of his career, 407 of them in the First Division.