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Atletico Madrid boss Simeone reveals amazing anecdote about Lazio coaching dream

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone admits he was inspired to enter management while with Lazio.

Simeone says his time with Lazio convinced him to go for a coaching career.

"I was 27 or 28 years old when I really decided that I would become a coach," said Simeone.

"I remember I was returning home after training - I played for Lazio then - and pretended to have to drive a training session. I told myself: 'Let's work it out'. Do you know how children use their imagination when they play?

"I did the same thing as an adult, playing as a coach. I used my team and I imagined taking part in the training. I figured out the next game and planned everything I needed: in the end I was overwhelmed by sheets of paper covered with drawings and annotations."

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