Ex-Spain striker Fernando Torres named coach of Atletico Madrid B side

11 June 2024 - 18:17 By Aadi Nair
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Fernando Torres celebrates in the Spain dressing room at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg after they won the 2010 Fifa World Cup final against the Netherlands on July 11 2010.
Fernando Torres celebrates in the Spain dressing room at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg after they won the 2010 Fifa World Cup final against the Netherlands on July 11 2010.
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World Cup-winning former Spain striker Fernando Torres has been named head coach of Atletico Madrid's B team, the LaLiga club said in a statement on Tuesday.

“I accept it as a great challenge with a lot of ambition and the tranquillity of knowing that we are ready,” Torres, who previously coached Atletico's under-19s, said in a statement.

Torres, 40, scored more than 100 goals in two spells at his boyhood club Atletico. He helped Spain win the European Championship in 2008 and 2012 and their first World Cup in South Africa 2010.

The forward also played for Liverpool, Chelsea and AC Milan, winning the Champions League and Europa League with the London club. He also lifted the Europa League with Atletico.

Reuters


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