Fernando Torres has reportedly left his coaching role at Spanish La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid temporarily. The Atletico Madrid idol is back at the club he loves dearly as a coach several months after he made the decision to hang up his boots. Fernando Torres has a coaching role with the Atletico B team. The ex-Spanish national team player is working towards his UEFA coaching qualifications and has decided to join the coaching staff at the Atletico Madrid reserve and youth team setup.

Spanish media outlet Diario AS reported that the 36-year-old left his Atletico Madrid coaching role temporarily due to personal reasons. Fernando Torres is expected to be away from the club for some weeks before he returns next month. The former Atletico Madrid player could be fast-tracked to a coaching role with the first team before the end of this season. He has watched the Atletico Madrid senior team beat the duo of Real Madrid and Barcelona to top spot in the Spanish La Liga this season.

Atletico Madrid have a five-point lead over Real Madrid in second place on the league standings. Their city rivals have played two games more. In stark contrast, Fernando Torres has watched as the Atletico Madrid B team struggled for wins in the Segunda B division. The Nacho Fernandez-led team has just two victories from 13 league games. The Segunda B division could yet be voided for this season due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Fernando Torres came through the Atletico Madrid setup before making his first team debut for the club as a teenager. He went on to captain the team at a young age. Torres scored 82 goals in the Spanish La Liga in five seasons before he left the club to join Liverpool in 2008. He scored 27 more in the Spanish top flight upon his return in 2014.