Chief executive of Atletico Madrid club, Miguel Angel Gil slams ATK for restricting development of club’s image and now going to break up his agreement with the club. Atletico Madrid was associated with ISL (Indian Super League) from the past consecutive three years and had achieved huge success over there. According to reports Atletico Madrid has certain disagreements and conflicts with the majority shareholders of the club and finally quits after having three successful three seasons.
Miguel Angel Gil also revealed about some other disagreements of the club with the ATK. In an interview, he said, “Since the majority holder of Atlético Kolkata does not allow the development of the image of Atlético de Madrid through our Academy in India, the club has decided to put an immediate stop to the franchise in India.” He also revealed that the club will soon going to connect their Indian fans and will surely establish branches over here to train the youngsters and future footballers.
About Atletico Madrid
Atletico Madrid is a famous, oldest and well-established football club of Spain which was established on 26th April 1903 in Madrid, Spain. It is a third most successful club which has won various rewards and achievements till now. Atletico Madrid got involved with ISL three years ago with a 25% shares in the team ATK. The rest of the shares of the teams are occupied by the Kolkata Games and Sports Pvt. Ltd which is associated with the well-known names such as Harshvardhan Neotia, Sourav Ganguly, Sanjeev Goenka and Utsav Parekh.
Actually Atletico Madrid, the famous football club of Spain was in association with Kolkata Club for last three years and wanted to establish their branches and brand in India. The club was also planning to open an academy to train the young talent. They have 25% shares of the club and the majority of the shares of the clubs are owned by Kolkata Games and Sports Pvt. Ltd. Due to certain disagreements between Atletico Madrid and rest of the shareholders, the club decided to quit the partnership with Kolkata. With the ending of this partnership, the name of the club has been changed from Atleticó de Kolkata to Amar Tomar Kolkata.
Next plans of Atletico Madrid and ATK
After ending its agreement with Kolkata club Atletico Madrid had bought about 60% shares of San Luis De Potosi the Mexican club. With its involvement in the new club, the Atletico Madrid is now planning to establish its roots here. Atletico Madrid is planning to make long term project in Mexico and also planning to start a football academy here. Whereas, the club ATK is going to include new names with it for the season 2017.
Atletico Madrid had fantastic plans for the team including training academies in India. Breakdown of the agreement between Atletico Madrid will seem to be a great loss for the team ATK in the ISL 2017.