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Jun 21, 2011

Simeone rejoins Racing Club

Former Catania boss Diego Simeone has returned to Argentina to take on his third managerial job in 14 months, stepping into the hotseat at struggling Racing Club.

Simeone, 41, left Catania on June 1 after less than four months in Italy but the former Argentina international has wasted little time in securing another position.

He returns to Racing Club, where he began his managerial career in 2006 after hanging up his boots, for a second spell at Estadio Presidente Juan Domingo Peron.

The appointment marks his sixth job in five years but Simeone insisted he is fully committed to reviving the fortunes the seven-time Primera Division champions.

"We have to plan our objectives step by step," Simeone said. "After finishing 15th [in the Clausura], we will have to take things slowly and with great care.

"We know that we are growing, but the plain fact is that we came 15th. The first aim is to get into a cup competition, something that hasn't happened for a while here."

Simeone, who has 106 international caps for the Albiceleste, won the Apertura with Esudiantes in 2006 and the Clausura with River Plate, before moving on to San Lorenzo and then Catania.

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