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Quique Sanchez Flores To Become New Atletico Madrid Coach

Quique Sanchez Flores will be named as the new coach of Atletico de Madrid on Friday only hours after the club announced that Abel Resino had been relieved of his duties.

The 44-year-old has accepted the job at Vicente Calderon after Michael Laudrup was unable to agree terms with Los Colchoneros, according to reports in the Spanish media.

Atletico sacked Resino after the Champions League drubbing by Chelse ain midweek meant that they have won just once in their opening ten games in all competitions this season.

Sanchez Flores is expected to land in the Spanish capital on Friday afternoon and be presented to the media at a second press conference of the day, folowing director Jesus Garcia Pitarch's first to explain Resino's exit.

Several names were linked with the club, but both Marca and AS have confirmed that it will be the former Valencia and Real Madrid player who has been given the task of rejuvenating Atletico.

After winning promotion with Getafe and keeping them in the top flight for a season Sanchez Flores took the reins at Valencia, where he spent two season until leaving in 2007.

The following year he moved to Portugal to change of Benfica, whom he led to a third place finish and the LeagueCup before being sacked in June.

Lucas Brown,