Pietro Lo Monaco is happy for Diego Simeone’s work at Atletico Madrid and suggests a future at Inter is not out of the question.
Lo Monaco handed Simeone his first experience of Serie A as a Coach in 2011 at Catania and in seeing him progress with Atletico Madrid to the Champions League semi-finals, is now encouraging speculation of a future return to the peninsula and to San Siro.
“Simeone has to leave Atletico Madrid as a winner and start again at a club that shares his features,” Lo Monaco has entertained to Tuttosport today.
“A team of blood, of strong passions, perhaps that he can revive. Like Inter, even if there is already a good Coach in Walter Mazzarri.
“I am glad for Simeone for what he is doing but also for us, that we were right at Catania to give him the bench a few years ago.
“We called him at Racing and decided together that it was right that we went for him. It is a duty of a club like Catania to focus on talented young Coaches, to launch them and know when it is the right time to let them go.
“Simeone is a leader, he drags the team and creates a group with the players. He is a lot like Mourinho, an exceptional Coach in psychological and motivational terms.
“Everyone loves him, he is a non-playing captain. He is one of those who weighs in with his personality, as was the case when he was previously on the field.”