Garcia hopes Simeone ends Atletico spell on a high

Former Spain international Luis Garcia is hopeful that Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone will end his career at the club with a trophy.

Simeone reduced his contract at Atleti following the Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid in 2016 and is now entering the final year of his agreement.

Garcia, who played for Atletico in two separate spells during his career, wants Simeone to be able to leave the club on a high, with new silverware in the cabinet.

"I think he has given everything to Atletico until the last drop of blood. That's why the supporters love him so much and the club will always be grateful. It doesn't matter if he leaves next year or not," Garcia told Omnisport.

"I think these kind of managers, when they decide to move, the club won't stop them because they will know he gave everything for the club.

"It will depend on how they finish next season. Maybe if he gets a trophy he will decide to go or on the other hand, he will say okay 'I achieved another trophy I want more with the club'."

He added: "Hopefully he does well in 2017-18. He has Champions League again and he will be trying for the La Liga trophy against Barcelona and Real Madrid. Hopefully, he wins another trophy for the club again."