Atletico Madrid sporting director: We will have a new coach in 10 days

Spanish capital side are closing in on a new coach, after former Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez reportedly turned down the chance to be the man in the Vicente Calderon hot seat
Atletico Madrid's new sporting director Jose Caminero revealed that the club are closing in on a new coach.

The capital city side are looking for a new tactician following the departure of Quique Sanchez Flores, who left the club after the last day of the season.

"The coach is a fundamental part of any project; in 10 days we will name [him]," Caminero told AS.

The eventual coach will join Caminero and new youth team boss Carlos Aguilera as Atleti look to shake up their internal management team.

"The choice will always be in consensus, you know agreement is synonymous with success," he concluded.

Former Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez reportedly turned down the chance to return to Spain and become Atleti's new manager, accoring to various media outlets in the country this week.

The Vicente Calderon outfit finished in seventh place this season, and can expect a busy summer in the transfer market with Sergio Aguero and David de Gea expected to leave the club.

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