Kieran Trippier reveals Diego Simeone’s clever motivational techniques and says he would like to see Atletico Madrid boss lead in the Premier League


Kieran Trippier says he would like to see his former Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone lead the Premier League one day.

The England full-back spent three years at Atleti, winning the title in his second season at the club.


Trippier, who won a league title at Atleti, joined Spanish club Tottenham in the summer of 2019

Now at Newcastle, Trippier still has huge respect for the Argentine as he revealed the tactics Simeone employed ahead of the final day of the 2020/21 season which saw Atletico Madrid beat rivals Real Madrid to the post.

“One-on-one, the day before the title against Valladolid, he attracted me,” Trippier told the Daily Mirror.

“He showed me a video of my signing, the press conference, where I said what I wanted to achieve with Atletico Madrid.

“I said that day that I wanted to win the title. He remembered it and wanted to remind me of it. That moment gave me a boost against Valladolid in that decisive last game, and we won it.

“Small details like that get the player the extra percentage. He is very intelligent.”

Simeone has been linked with a number of Premier League clubs over the years, including Manchester United, who Atleti face in a pre-season friendly in Norway on Saturday.

Trippier credits Simeone for changing his defensive game

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Trippier credits Simeone for changing his defensive game

And while a move to England has yet to materialize, Trippier believes Simeone would be more than ready to take charge of a Premier League side.

“I would love to see him in the Premier League because he would be amazing,” added Trippier.

“Simeone has been incredible with me. He knew how I played. He changed my game defensively. He changed my game and the work I did individually, and I learned a lot from him.

“His wife speaks perfect English. He’s a manager who needs to be fluent because he wants to get his message across.

“If he couldn’t get his point across, he would become restless, frustrated. Will he ever be able to manage in England? I would love to see it.”

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