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Quique’s first visit to the Metropolitan

Quique Sanchez Flores will visit the stadium this Saturday Wanda Metropolitan for the first time on the opposite bench. A very special guest as it is the coach who conquered with the Atletico Madrid the first Europe League Y European Super Cup. Year 2010, Those two titles were the starting point for the mattress entity to take a leap in quality and begin to compete with Real Madrid Y Barcelonaa few years after the hand of the Cholo Simeone.

The Madrid coach arrived in October 2009 replacing Abel Resino. At that time the team was close to the relegation places and had very few options to continue in Champions League after a 4-0 in London against him Chelsea. under the baton of Quique managed to enter the Europe League as third parties.

A competition that they ended up winning after winning the final against Fulham 2-1 and leave teams like the Liverpool, Valencia or Sporting Lisbon. In the League they finished ninth. Of course, it would have been a round season if they had not lost the final of the Copa del Rey against him Seville. Although a few months later they won the final of the super cup of Europe before him Inter.

So he broke the Atletico Madrid a 14-year drought without titles. From the ‘Doublet‘, League and Cup, from 95-96 with Radomir Antic on the bench. In between there had even been a dramatic drop to Second.

The Atlético de Madrid fans unfurled this banner on Quique’s return to the Vicente Calderón.

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The following season, the team’s irregularity ended up devouring Sanchez Flowers. “It’s a team that tends to shoot itself in the foot from time to time,” he explained on his day. That team finished seventh in the league, and closing a stage with the departure of the coach and important players such as Aguero, Forlan or De Geaamong others.

He said goodbye on May 15, 2011 at the stadium Vicente Calderón after the team won the Hercules by 2-1. That day after the game he had to leave the locker room to thank the support of the mattress fans who chanted his name. Quique He asked them to always keep their heads high and kissed the center of the field with a red and white scarf around his neck.

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Since then he has only returned to mattress land once. On December 3, 2016, she performed with the Spanish in the stadium Vicente Calderón. The public gave him a nice tribute in the stands. And the game ended 0-0. Now, you will visit for the first time the Wanda Metropolitan. It is expected that the fans will dedicate a category tribute to him again

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