Simeone joins stellar cast in a decade or more at helm of top level club

Diego Simeone celebrates 10 years in price of Atletico Madrid on Thursday, an more and more unusual accomplishment in the febrile enviornment of top level soccer administration.

The feat is even more excellent given Atletico’s monitor report sooner than the Argentine’s arrival in 2011. The Spanish aspect’s earlier proprietor, Jesus Gil going through 37 coaches in his 16 years in price.

During the earlier decade Simeone has awoken a sleeping massive to upset the house duopoly of Real Madrid and Barcelona, guiding Atletico to 2 league titles, two Europa Leagues and a Copa del Rey in addition to reaching the Champions League final twice.

AFP Sports picks out 5 totally different managers who’ve spent 10 years or more at the similar club.

Guy Roux — Auxerre (36 years 5 months 29 days)

“I’m not an extra-terrestrial,” commented Roux about his longevity in the Auxerre dug-out with the second of his three spells at the club stretching from 1964-2000.

Roux turned Auxerre into a stress in French soccer, peaking with the Ligue 1 title in the 1995/96 season. Renowned moreover for creating youthful players careers, along with Eric Cantona and Basile Boli, he would later bemoan how managers have become more expendable in the fashionable recreation.

“Clubs do not give of us time to assemble one factor. The first ailing wind and the supervisor is gone.”

Alex Ferguson — Manchester United (26 years six months 13 days)

Ferguson’s interval at Old Trafford obtained off to an inauspicious start and he may merely have been sacked with out lifting any silverware nonetheless for an FA Cup third spherical win at Nottingham Forest in January 1990 that proved the launch-pad for a few years of success.

The Scot would go on to win 13 Premier League titles as United turned the dominant stress in English soccer and in Ferguson’s private phrases knocked Liverpool “off their perch” as a result of the club with most English league titles.

Ferguson was made to attend longer for Europan glory, nonetheless lastly lifted the Champions League as half of a historic treble in the 1998/99 season and did so as soon as more in 2008.


He put his longevity in one of most likely probably the most pressurised jobs in soccer all the way in which all the way down to pacing himself as he obtained older.

“When I was a youthful man I wanted to be in price of all of the issues. I wanted to rule the world,” he knowledgeable The Sun.

“When you grow to be older you realise it is not worth it and it’s essential perception of us spherical you. wanted the players to see I nonetheless had the similar energy.”

Otto Rehhagel — Werder Bremen (14 years, two months and 28 days)

Rehhagel turned Werder Bremen into actual title contenders and delivered two Bundesliga crowns and in addition lifted the 1992 European Cup Winners Cup.

‘King Otto’ nurtured the skills of the likes of Rudi Voller, Karl-Heinz Riedle and Mario Basler and the aspect’s exploits turned usually generally known as ‘the wonders of the Weser’.

“If I had listened to journalists, I’d have left sooner than the (1988) championship. But I solely take heed to my partner and President Dr. (Franz) Bohmert,” he commented in 1991.

He was lastly prised away from Bremen when Bayern Munich received right here calling in 1995. Although he did not last a season in Munich, he proved himself succesful of succeeding as a result of the underdog as quickly as more in him in famously guided unfancied Greece to the Euro 2004 crown.

Miguel Munoz — Real Madrid (13 years, eight months 29 days)

Munoz was given the unenviable exercise of rebuilding Real’s empire after the aspect containing Ferenc Puskas and Alfredo di Stefano that gained the first 5 European Cups went handed their prime.

The former midfielder was moreover half of these sides and have grow to be the first man to win Europe’s showpiece club rivals as a participant and a coach on top of 9 league crowns.

Even that legacy of success did not stop the demanding Madrid crowd calling for his head as quickly as Barcelona gained the upper hand in the mid-Nineteen Seventies.

Jock Stein — Celtic (13 years two months 22 days)

“John, you might be immortal now!” was how Stein’s fellow Scotsman and Liverpool’s legendary supervisor Bill Shankly assessed the achievement in Celtic turning into the first British aspect to boost the European Cup in 1967.

The former coalminer guided the Bhoys to 10 league titles and eight Scottish Cups in his tenure sooner than he was persuaded to step down in 1978 and nominated his long-time captain Billy McNeill to succeed him.

“Big Jock was ahead of his time in so some methods,” McNeill knowledgeable the Glasgow Times in 2004. “He revolutionised Celtic, and probably Scottish soccer as correctly.”


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