Diego Simeone Says Manchester City "Have No History" As They've Just Been "Born"

Diego Simeone has fired shots at Manchester City and Real Madrid in a not-so-subtle dig.

The Argentine manager complimented Ajax, Barcelona, Juventus and his own side while throwing shade at Manchester City and Real Madrid.

The Atletico Madrid manager was speaking of the history of Europe's heavyweights and claimed 'Atleti' have a style of play before taking a dig at their cross-town rivals as well as Pep Guardiola's team.

"When a Coach arrives at a club, we need to understand their history. If we don't understand it, we are destined to have a worse time than better," he explained.

"If I don't feel that essence, I don't go. From the moment I agree to go, the healthiest and most noble thing of the coach is to ask: 'What is the history of this club?' And to mould your style of play to the history of that club, while still being you, of course.

"Ajax has a defined school, Barcelona has it, Juventus too, and Atletico Madrid, too, but Real Madrid do not, because it alternates based on talent their different ways of presenting themselves.

"There are teams that are being born, such as [Manchester] City of Guardiola, who has no history, but he is slowly enclosing himself in what Guardiola is marking as his path."

Of course, Sheikh Mansour has injected a staggering amount of cash into Manchester City since 2008. He's pumped more than a £1 billion into the club as his team have become a powerhouse, sweeping up silverware domestically.

Real Madrid, on the other hand, are renowned for poaching some of the best players in the world dubbed as 'Galactico' signings.

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This summer, the Spanish giants have splashed out an enormous amount of money to sign the likes of Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic and Ferland Mendy, among others.

What's your take on Simeone's comments? Let us know.

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

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