The incorporation that Simeone defined to the Atlético Madrid coaching staff after the departure of his historic team

The incorporation that Simeone defined to the Atlético Madrid coaching staff after the departure of his historic team
The incorporation that Simeone defined to the Atlético Madrid coaching staff after the departure of his historic team

Luis Piñedo, new physical trainer of Atlético de Madrid

The Atlético de Madrid coaching staff, led by Diego Pablo Simeone, will experience an important and historic change. Luis Pinedo, current member of Atlético B, he is emerging as the new person in charge of the physical preparation of the first team after the departure of Óscar Ortega, known as the Teacheras revealed Ace and The beach bar. The Uruguayan, who joined the club in December 2011 along with Cholosaid goodbye to the red and white fans in the last match of the League against Osasuna in the Metropolitan Stadium.

He Teacher Ortega left a void in the team’s structure, which will be filled by Piñedo, who has been part of the club since 2010 occupying various roles in the youth categories. The Uruguayan will leave Simeone’s work team after almost two decades: he worked with him from 2006 onwards, when he began his cycle at Estudiantes de La Plata. Then they passed through Catania of Italy, San Lorenzo and River Plate.

The choice of the new physical trainer does not surprise Atlético’s directors, since his departure was a decision planned for months. Luis Piñedo, Simeone’s trusted man and current coach of Atlético B, has been involved in the club for more than a decade and has worked under different coaches in the reserve team.

Piñedo is distinguished by his focus on strength work and injury prevention, priorities that fit with the Argentine coach’s concerns in recent years. In addition, he has experience in designing personalized training routines according to the individual needs of each player and in managing gym work, aspects that Simeone values ​​considerably.

Diego Simeone will have a new physical trainer at Atlético de Madrid after the departure of Profe Ortega (REUTERS/Ana Beltran)

The new physical trainer will assume responsibility alone and not in the company of Dani Castro, who will also leave the club. Castro had worked as a retrainer and assistant since 2013 and had been on Ortega’s team since 2018. With this new transition, the main focus will be on reducing the number of muscle injuries that significantly affected the team in previous seasons.

The first big test for Piñedo will be planning the next preseason, where he will have the crucial task of physically preparing the players after the vacation period. It is worth noting that some will return to the institution after playing the Copa América, the Euro Cup or the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. This stage is essential to ensure the physical condition of the players and minimize injuries during the season, a recurring problem in the last time in the Spanish capital as a whole.

Atlético de Madrid, in the absence of a commitment for the closing of the Spanish League (on Saturday they will visit Anoeta to face Real Sociedad), secured a place in the next edition of the Champions League by appearing in fourth place with 73 units, 21 less than the champion Real Madrid. Throughout the season the whole Mattress maker He was a semi-finalist in the Copa del Rey (he was eliminated by the champion Athletic Bilbao), he was eliminated in the semi-finals of the Spanish Super Cup against Merengue (Carlo Ancelotti’s men kept the trophy) and they fell in the quarter-finals of the Champions League ( succumbed to finalist Borussia Dortmund).

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