MATCH REPORT: Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid
REACTION: Koke will respect Simeone's decision
Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone admitted he is considering his future at the club after its UEFA Champions League loss to Real Madrid.
Simeone's men were beaten by their city rival in the European decider for the second time in three years, suffering a 5-3 penalty shootout loss in Milan on Sunday (AEST).
The Argentinean has been linked with numerous clubs, while publicly expressing his desire to one day coach Serie A outfit Inter Milan.
Speaking after Atletico's loss, which came after a 1-1 draw through extra-time, Simeone said he would take time to think about his future.
"It's a moment for me to think about things," he said.
"I'm thinking about thinking, nothing more than that.
"I answer what I feel. It's logical after a defeat like today.
"I am proud of my players, who have made an extraordinary effort in a tough Champions League."
A clearly upset Simeone described Atletico's defeat as a "failure", saying: "Nobody remembers the ones who finish second.
"To lose two finals is a failure. We must now go home and tend to our wounds."
He added: "I don't know which defeat hurts the most. What really hurts me is to see the hurt of the people who've paid to come here.
"I feel a bit responsible that I wasn't able to give them what they wanted. That's what really hurts. It puts a lot of years on you.
"[But] congratulations to Real Madrid – once again they were superior to us, this time at penalties.
"We started the game badly, then we got ourselves organised from the 20th minute. In the second half we could have equalised very quickly but our intention was clear."