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Gabi to return to Atletico Madrid to replace Burgos

Former Atletico Madrid captain Gabi is to replace Mono Burgos as assistant coach.

Marca says Burgos will depart his role as Diego Simeone's assistant coach at the end of the current campaign, Gabi Fernandez will replace the former goalkeeper on the Atletico Madrid bench.

Burgos intends to start his career as a coach in his own right after his departure from Atleti, which then leaves Simeone with a gap in his coaching staff.

Having represented Los Colchoneros for a number of years, Gabi remains a fan favourite and icon of the club, furthermore his relationship with Simeone is strong.

He has been playing in Qatar for Al Sadd, where his contract expires next month.

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