Fernando Torres set to make Atletico Madrid return as youth team coach

Fernando Torres is set to make a return to his boyhood club Atletico Madrid as youth team coach. Torres has played for Atletico, Liverpool, Chelsea and Sagan Tosu.

Fernando Torres, forward from Atletico de Madrid,
Fernando Torres, forward from Atletico de Madrid,

The legendary Spanish striker will be taking over as Atletico’s youth team coach.

Fernando Torres will return to Atletico Madrid as the youth team coach next season, confirmed by the club.

The Spanish legend, who hung up his boots in 2019, joined the La Liga side coaching staff earlier this year but soon quit the job temporarily due to personal reasons.

Now, Los Rojiblancos have confirmed that Torres would be taking over as the club’s youth coach from the start of the next season.

Torres, who looks to be delighted with his new endeavour, wrote on his Twitter: “I’m proud and happy to be returning home.”It’s an exciting challenge I’ve got in front of me, and we’ll give everything we can to continue to serve our club.”

The former Spanish international had enjoyed a prolific career, starting from his boyhood club Atletico.

He moved to Liverpool in 2007, and it was during his spell at Anfield he established himself as one of the renowned strikers of his time.

Torres’ time at Chelsea was often met with criticism due to his inconsistency. Nonetheless, he won a handful of trophies at Stamford Bridge, including the Champions League title in 2012.

Talking about his international career, Torres amassed a total of 110 caps and also was part of the golden generation that won the World Cup in 2010 and the European Championship in 2008 and 2012.

The 37-year-old called it a time on his playing career after his one year spell at Japanese club Sagan Tosu.