Diego Simeone extends stay at Atletico Madrid

Jack Kitson by Jack Kitson / 05 September 2017, 11:57

Diego Simeone has officially confirmed his loyalty to his beloved Atletico Madrid after signing a two-year contract extension with the club, keeping him in the Spanish capital until 2020.

Simeone has been in charge of Atletico since 2011 when he replaced Gregorio Manzano in the dugout.

The Argentine tactician has gone on to enjoy unprecedented success with Atleti, leading the club to their first La Liga title success (2013/14) in 18 years after remarkably upsetting the dominant duopoly of Real Madrid and Barcelona.

Simeone, 47, has also led Atletico to two Champions League finals, and hoisted the Europa League, Copa del Rey, Supercopa de Espana, and UEFA Super Cup, while in 2016 Four Four Two ranked him as the best gaffer in world football, with this great line:

“He is to Atletico Madrid what Steve Jobs was for Apple.”

In a whopping 321 matches at the helm Simeone has accumulated 200 wins, giving him an impressive win rate of 62%.

In recent years Simeone has unsurprisingly been linked with some of Europe’s top clubs, including Inter Milan and PSG. A move to the Premier League, which currently boasts many of the planet’s top bosses, has frequently been touted (Arsenal, Chelsea, and Man City), however nothing has ever materialised, and it’s likely to remain that way for at least another few years following Simeone’s decision to extend his stay at The Red and Whites.


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