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Resino steps back from Atlético fray

Published: Friday 23 October 2009, 19.00CET
Abel Resino has been relieved of his duties as coach of Club Atlético de Madrid as a result of the team enduring their worst start to a Spanish season for 15 years as well as struggling in Europe.
Resino steps back from Atlético fray
Abel Resino is no longer coach of Atlético ©Getty Images
 
 
 
Published: Friday 23 October 2009, 19.00CET

Resino steps back from Atlético fray

Abel Resino has been relieved of his duties as coach of Club Atlético de Madrid as a result of the team enduring their worst start to a Spanish season for 15 years as well as struggling in Europe.

Abel Resino has been relieved of his duties as coach of Club Atlético de Madrid as a result of his side's poor start to their Liga and UEFA Champions League campaigns.

Slow start
The former Atlético goalkeeper had been in charge of first-team affairs since taking over from Javier Aguirre last February, when he agreed to an initial six-month deal at the Vicente Calderón. The 49-year-old was subsequently rewarded with a one-year contract as a result of leading the side into the UEFA Champions League play-offs via a fourth-placed league finish last term. Yet with Los Rojiblancos enduring their worst start to a domestic campaign for 15 years – six points from seven matches – and having picked up just one point from three games in Europe, Resino agreed to part company with the Liga club.

Heartfelt thanks
"I'd like to thank Atlético for the support and affection they've given me since I first arrived," the former CD Castellón coach said. "I'd also like to thank the players who always tried to do their best. Unfortunately with the circumstances being as they are I can't continue but from this point on I will be like any other fan of this club as it forms part of my family."

Last updated: 23/10/09 17.34CET

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