LIVERPOOL legend Fernando Torres has returned to a youth coachong role at Atletico Madrid just five months after stepping away for personal reasons.
The 37-year-old returns to his boyhood club – where he spent two spells as a player.
Fernando Torres has returned to his youth coaching role at Atletico MadridCredit: Rex
The former striker stepped away from the job in February for personal reasonsCredit: Empics
Torres asked for short-term leave in February – just a month after taking the job.
He cited ‘personal reasons’ at the time but now returns to the LaLiga giants.
Atletico’s academy tweeted to confirm the news.
The post read: “Fernando Torres returns home.
“He will continue with his training, directing Youth A.
Torres took up a role with Atletico B in January under manager Nacho Fernandez as he worked towards getting his Uefa badges.
Torres is a club legend with Atletico – having spent his youth and early years with the club.
He joined Liverpool in 2007 under Rafa Benitez and hit the ground running with his goalscoring form.
Torres was the fastest Liverpool player to score 50 league goals and one of the world’s best centre-forwards for around two seasons.
He moved to Chelsea for £50million in 2011 but failed to hit the same heights.
The striker returned to Atletico initially on loan from Milan, before making his move permanent in 2016.
He finished his career at Sagan Tosu in Japan before hanging up his boots two years ago.
Torres scored 38 times for Spain in 110 caps, helping them to World Cup glory as well as Euro 2008 and Euro 2012 success.
Earlier this year, Torres showed off his hulking new physique after bulking up since his playing days finished.
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