Atletico Madrid's Diego Simeone won't be next Argentina coach - father
The father of Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has ruled his son out of the running to take over Argentina.
Carlos Simeone told Super Deportivo Radio that while his son will not succeed Jorge Sampaoli, he will take the job at some point in the future.
"We know that at some point he will give to the national team," Carlos Simeone said. "He always had respect for Argentina and made an effort to play. He has it in his head to do it.
"He still likes working weekly and the day to day, the adrenaline on a Sunday. He doesn't want to manage a game with the national team and come back five months later. For now, that's how it is."
Sampaoli and Argentina parted ways last month after the Albiceleste were knocked out of the World Cup in the round of 16 and are looking for their fourth full-time coach in the past four years.
Diego Simeone played 108 times for Argentina and scored 11 goals after making his debut in 1988 against the USSR. He retired from international competition in 2002 and continued playing for Atletico before returning to Racing Club in Argentina and hanging up his boots in 2006.
Simeone started his career managing Racing in 2006, then coached Estudiantes, River Plate and San Lorenzo before moving to Europe to coach Catania and then Atletico.
"He has a mix of European and our football -- the intensity, the effort his players make to do what they do," Carlos Simeone said when asked why his son has had a successful career in coaching. "Now, they have four or five new players and they do the same work as their teammates. He achieves it with work and speaking with his players.
"He says a lot that effort is not negotiable, and that's how it is. The player who doesn't run at Atletico knows that with Simeone, they won't play."