Former Spain goalkeeper Abel Resino will remain as Club Atlético de Madrid coach for their 2009/10 UEFA Champions League campaign after signing a new one-year contract following a successful first four months in charge.
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Abel Resino will remain as Club Atlético de Madrid coach for their 2009/10 UEFA Champions League campaign after signing a new one-year contract.
The 49-year-old was appointed to replace Javier Aguirre in February for the rest of the season and steered Atlético to fourth place in the Liga – gaining entry to the UEFA Champions League play-offs on 18/19 and 25/26 August. Ex-Spanish international goalkeeper Resino, who spent most of his playing career with Atlético and went on to coach Ciudad de Murcia, Levante UD and CD Castellón, will continue to work alongside a technical team that includes former club-mates Santi Denia and Juan Sabas.
"There were no problems with the contract and ten minutes after we sat down we reached an agreement," said Resino. "We now have to set some goals as a team and from there continue to grow; we're going to fight for everything. At one stage it seemed impossible that we would get a Champions League qualifying place but we did it and the commitment of the players was decisive. Both history and the fans here demand that this team continues to have an important role to play. We hope to be able to count on the same players that got us here."