Diego Simeone Signs New 3 Year Deal With Atletico Madrid After Winning La Liga Title
Football manager, Diego Simeone has extended his deal as Atletico Madrid head coach until June 2024.
The Argentine led Atletico to their 11th La Liga title in May as they finished on 86 points, two more than second-placed Real Madrid.
“With this contract extension, we continue our exciting project with Diego Pablo Simeone. Fantastic news for the Atleti family,” an Atletico statement read on Thursday, July 8.
Simeone’s backroom staff, including Óscar Ortega, Pablo Vercellone, Nelson Vivas and Hernán Bonvinvini have also signed new three-year deals with the club.
Simeone, a legend at the club originally signed for Atletico in 2011 following spells at various clubs in his native Argentina as well as with then-Serie A side Catania.
He played three years at Atletico during his football career as the La Liga club won a domestic double in 1996.
As a manager, Simeone won the Europa League title in his first season in charge thanks to a 3-0 defeat of Spanish rivals Athletic Bilbao in the final in May, before securing the UEFA Super Cup with a 4-1 win over Chelsea the following August.
In May 2014, he led Atletico to their first La Liga title in 18 years but lost the Champions League title the following week to Real Madrid.
In 2016 he took Atletico to another Champions League final against Real Madrid in Milan, but lost the penalty shoot-out as Cristiano Ronaldo netted the crucial spot-kick.
In 2018 they won another Europa League title with a 3-0 win over Marseille in the final, as well as the following European Super Cup against Real Madrid in extra time.
Simeone also won a Copa Del Rey and a Spanish Super Cup final, making him the most successful coach in the club’s history with eight trophies, while he also holds the record for most wins in the club’s history with 316.