December 9, 2022

Atlético announces the appointment of coach Eduardo Codete

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Eduardo Codete is the new coach of Atlético

Appointment of a new commander! Last Saturday evening (11/19), Atlético announced the signing of Argentine coach Eduardo Codete, 48 years old. Khalifa Coca arrives in Belo Horizonte with a contract valid until December 2024.



Codette was born in Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, and started his career as a footballer with Platense. In his home country, the former midfielder played for Rosario Central, San Lorenzo, River Plate and Colón. Abroad, he has played for Celta de Vigo (Spain), San Luis (Mexico), Necaxa (Mexico), Philadelphia Union (USA) and Fort Lauderdale Strikers (USA).

His coaching career began in 2015, in Rosario Central, where he was seen as an idol. After that, Coudet worked in Tijuana (Mexico), in Racing (Argentina), in Internacional and, finally, in Celta de Vigo.

The most outstanding work outside the four lines was, without a doubt, under Racing. With the club, Codette won the 2018/19 Argentine Championship and the 2019 Superliga Argentina.

An extravagant personality and very active on the edge of the pitch, Codit has been compared many times to names like Jurgen Klopp and Marcelo Bielsa in terms of the way he views football. The 48-year-old Argentine has an attacking philosophy and is known for the high level of demands he places on his athletes.

At Atlético, Eduardo Coudet will take on the challenge of guiding one of the best teams in the country down a path of great achievement. After racking up multiple wins in 2021, Gallo disappointed in 2022 and “only” finished the year by winning the Brazilian Super Cup and the Mineiro Championship.

I work for Inter and my relations with Rodrigo Caetano

On Wednesday (11/16), Director of Football Rodrigo Caetano, of Atlético, explained the departure of Argentine Eduardo Codete from the leadership of Internacional in 2020. In the manager’s assessment, the wear and tear in Colorado arose from the distance between expectations and reality. The manager claims the Rio Grande do Sul club was unable to deliver on what Caudete was promised in December 2019, when he signed the Argentine.

“With regard to Coudet, in fact, it was about the philosophy at the time of the Internacional. When we appointed Eduardo Coudet, at the end of 2019, he took over in January 2020. We all know the disaster that happened in March 2020. . 2020 with the arrival of the pandemic.”

“It was there that we, at Internacional, if we didn’t already have many financial terms, they reversed the logic. There was a time to cut the salaries of all staff and athletes, and we couldn’t meet Coudet in what was initially proposed.”

Even after working for less than a year at Internacional, Coudet’s command was well evaluated by the football world. In 46 matches with Colorado, the Argentine has a record of 24 wins, 13 draws and nine defeats. That season, Inter became runners-up in Brazil, one point ahead of Flamengo.

However, Codit’s departure took place in November 2020 – before the end of the season. Atlético’s current director of football noted the tension between the coach and the board over the level of investments, but assured there was no kind of mischief and emphasized: “We’ve stayed in touch several times.”

“That was what could be done at the time. Then Codette was not happy with that and he had an offer from Celta de Vigo. He paid a fine, canceled and left. After that, we kept in touch several times. Great coach. Yes, but I’ll say it once.” Other: I think this whole situation happened because of the epidemic. He always said to me: “I am going to Brazil to be a champion, to discuss the title.”When the window was closed at that time, and we did not make any big moves, for obvious reasons, he chose to leave. This was It is,” Cayetano concluded.