It is significant Diego Simeone stayed to bridge the eras in club history. After all, Simeone cannot manage Atleti forever, but the memories will sustain for decades in their new stadium. For now, the Champions League is the only trophy that eludes him and his side.
Sevilla will be entertaining to watch in a way that experiments with equal chance of large success or brutal failure often are.
Maybe a grassroots overhaul wasn't necessary for Brazil after all. Combining the steadiness of Miranda and Casemiro with the dynamism of Neymar and Jesus, Tite put together an effective blueprint heading into the next two years of World Cup qualifiers.
Inter spent over $120 million in overhauling their attack while also bringing in Frank De Boer to see if his success at Ajax can translate into Serie A.
Whereas Pep Guardiola waited halfway into his first season before revealing this wrinkle at Bayern, he wasted no time in showcasing this style in the opening match with Gael Clichy and Bacary Sagna moving to center midfield in the build up phase.