Antonio Rivas points to the Atlético B bench … again


Atlético de Madrid B it is in a very complicated moment. The mattress subsidiary plays the descent in this second part of the season. The poor results have led the club to dispense with Nacho Fernandez despite the good performance he had in the previous year, where he placed the Atleti B in the fight for promotion to Second Division.

However, the many changes undergone by the team have placed them on the brink. Hence, according to the newspaper Marca, the mattress club is going to turn to an old acquaintance. Is about Antonio Rivas, who already took over the subsidiary more than a decade ago.

To date he was being the coach of the YouthBut now you will undertake the difficult task of saving this subsidiary.

The former player of Oviedo he began training at Juvenil A in season 07/08, in the second season he was champion of his group. In the 09-10 season he took command of the Atlético de Madrid B and he was close to getting the team into the promotion play-off. After his departure from Athletic to go to FuenlabradaYears later, he would return to the mattress club.

With the imminent restructuring of Spanish football in the lower categories, the Athletic permanence is being played in what the next season would be the fourth division. Falling to fifth would be a tragedy. The subsidiary needs to finish first or second in said group. Being third he would have to have the best coefficient of all the groups. Let’s remember that Atlético B ‘inherits’ the score obtained in the first phase, which is 19 points, but with the defeat this weekend, it looks bad.

Seven days in which the Athletic B life is at stake to avoid what would mean a sporting disaster, a great blow for the rojiblanco club. The mattresses will be measured (round trip) to the aforementioned Yugo Socuéllamos (has already played the first leg), Villarrubia, Melilla and Villarobledo. The rest of the teams in the group, with which Atlético will not be measured because they already did so in the first part of the season, are the CD Las Rozas, the UD Poblense and the Getafe B.

The mattress team is fifth, with 19 points, one from the third and two from the second, five from the first.