The former Spanish striker has joined his boyhood club, but not as a player.
Former Atletico Madrid star Fernando Torres has returned to the Wanda Metropolitano as Under-19 coach, and he is proud to have earned the trust of his beloved club.
Currently Torres has also had a training session with the Atletico youth team and will try his luck to formulate a strategy and win the title together The Rojiblancos U-19.
The scorer for Spain’s win over Germany in the Euro 2008 final is ready to take on an exciting challenge with his club.
What did Torres say?
“Proud and happy to be back home,” Torres wrote on his personal Instagram.
“Now is the time to take on an exciting challenge and we will do so with the aim of continuing to serve the Atleti we love.”
The former Chelsea player bears the responsibility of polishing the quality of the Atletico U-19 players.
He is also expected to be able to keep young players excited and train hard in order to move up the ranks, even break into the first team.
Torres . career
The child – nicknamed Torres – is an academy player The Rojiblancos , with him breaking into the first team in 2001.
Despite only appearing four times in his first season, he managed to score one goal in the Copa del Rey, as Atletico lost to Rayo Vallecano 3-1.
After six seasons with Atleti, Torres was finally signed by English giants Liverpool, where he showed his fangs as one of the best strikers in the world, earning him praise from the fans. The Reds .
But he eventually opted to move to another English club, Chelsea in 2011. But that didn’t seem like a good decision for the Spain international, with him being judged to be sluggish during his spell at Stamford Bridge having scored just 45 goals in 172 appearances in all competitions.
He was also briefly loaned to AC Milan for half a season before being made permanent by Rossoneri in the 2015 winter transfer market. But less than a week, the Italian club immediately loaned Torres to Atletico for a season and a half.
At the end of the 2016 season, The child finally sent home by his boyhood club to Wanda Metropolitano and played for two seasons until he decided to move to Japan with Sagan Tosu, where he ended his football career in August 2019.
In the international arena, Torres managed to present two Euro titles (2008 and 2012) and one World Cup (2010) for Spain.