He played for Real Madrid, with Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi, and now he might coach Atlanta UnitedAfter his retirement as a player after a great career with the best European teams, he started a successful journey as a coach that might have Atlanta as the next destination.
Atlanta United has needed a stable coach since Frank de Boer left in July. Out of the list of names considered by the directors, one stood out are negotiations are going on. It reached the point it is talked in his home country, and those who know his coaching style will be ecstatic when they see him in MLS.
Argentinian journalist César Luis Merlo posted in his Twitter account that talks between the Atlanta United board and this coach are being successful. When he was a player, he had the privilege of having Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Ronaldinho as teammates in his long and successful career.
This coach is Gabriel Heinze. And after playing in Spain, France and England to retire in 2013, this would be his fourth team managed and his first time doing so outside Argentina. The promotion he got with Argentinos Juniors, Maradona’s first team, in 2017, made his style of play recognized and cherished.
His last team was Velez, and left the club loved by the fans for his development of young players, his hard discipline to manage the squad, and aesthetic tactics based on possession and high pressing. Heinze absolutely has the tools to make a strong squad like Atlanta’s fight for important trophies.