Simeone resigns as coach of Racing Club

Simeone resigns as coach of Racing Club

Published Dec. 20, 2011 12:00 a.m. ET

Former Argentina midfielder Diego Simeone has resigned as coach of Racing Club, increasing the speculation linking him to Atletico Madrid.

Simeone, who played more than 100 internationals for Argentina, took Racing Club to second place behind Boca Juniors in the past Apertura tournament.

Racing vice president Rodolfo Molina confirmed Tuesday in an interview with Argentine radio station La Red that Simeone had stepped down.

Simeone has been touted as a possible successor to Gregorio Manzano at Atletico, one of his former clubs. Manzano is under pressure after a string of bad results.


Before taking charge for a second stint at Racing, Simeone had won Argentine titles at Estudiantes and River Plate and also had a period in charge of Italian club Catania.