Diego Simeone’s Long-Term Assistant German Burgos Considering Leaving Atletico Madrid

​German ‘Mono’ Burgos is considering leaving Diego Simeone’s side at Atletico Madrid in the summer to pursue his own coaching career.

The Argentine pair have been working together since 2011 when teaming up as manager and assistant at Catania, before moving onto Racing Club de Avellaneda and finally Atletico Madrid.

It was in late December 2011 when Burgos took over the number two role in the Spanish capital, aiding Simeone in securing eight trophies for Atletico during current their eight-year stay. That haul includes one La Liga crown, two Europa League titles, a Supercopa de España as well as the Copa del Rey – while Atleti have also reached the Champions League final on two occasions.


However, it appears as if their successful stint together may be coming to a close this summer, as Cadena SER’s El Larguero programme (via ​Marca) suggests the Argentinian is keen to explore his own coaching career. 

In the programme it mentioned that Burgos has recently changed his agent, signalling an intention to embark on a fresh challenge sometime in the future – potentially this coming summer.

It would bring an end to a fruitful relationship that has seen Atletico firmly cemented as a top-three side in La Liga, having failed to finish outside that placing in any of the full seasons the duo have been in charge. 

That run looks under threat this season though, with Los Rojiblancos third in the division only on goal difference, as they are currently tied on 35 points with Sevilla.

Diego Simeone,German Burgos

Burgos – a former goalkeeper – has only ever been a head coach once previously, briefly leading RCD Carabanchel prior to linking up with Simeone, a job he took after working with AD Alcorcón as the goalkeeper coach.

During his playing career, Burgos made 35 appearances for Argentina while having club stints with River Plate, RCD Mallorca and Atletico.

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