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Fiorentina's Gio Simeone hopes to team up with his father

Fiorentina's Simeone hopes to team up with his father

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Giovanni Simeone hopes to be managed by his father Diego, and has claimed the Argentina national job would be a good fit.

Fiorentina striker Giovanni Simeone has revealed he hopes to one day be managed by his father and Atlético de Madrid head coach Diego. The 23-year-old scored 14 league goals last season in an impressive campaign with the Viola, and has netted twice in seven Serie A appearances this term.

And, despite acknowledging that his surname has at times hindered his career, the younger Simeone believes he is now thriving and would welcome the chance to play under his father, either for club or country.

"At the beginning my surname weighed on me, but it's different now. I'm a striker and if I score in a game it's all about that," he told DAZN. "I hope he can become my coach one day, even if it's difficult to join a group where the coach is your father.

 Maybe he'll be the Argentina coach, why not? Everyone would like that. In my family we all work to achieve the maximum, nothing is impossible."

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