Fernando Torres Takes Time Off Lifting Weights To Become Atlético’s Youth Team Coach

The 37-year-old takes charges of the club’s Juvenil A squad this season.

MADRID - Former Atlético Madrid striker Fernando Torres has been appointed as the club's youth team coach (Juvenil A).

Torres worked in the academy set-up of his boyhood club last season as an assistant, and will make the step up to head coach for the 2021-22 campaign.

"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," Torres wrote on Twitter on Monday.

The 37-year-old, who scored 121 goals in two spells for Atlético and also played for Liverpool and Chelsea, is joined by club captain Koke's brother, Borja Resurrección, who will take charge of the Under-15s.

Fábio Futre, son of former Portugal international and Atlético forward Paulo, has been named as the club's Under-11 coach.

(Reporting by Joseph Walker; editing by Clare Fallon)

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