6 September 2017
Atletico Madrid boss, Diego Simeone, on Tuesday signed a two-year contract extension to extend his stay at the Spanish Club till 2020. The 47-year-old Argentine’s previous deal was due to expire at the end of the season in June 2018.
According to a statement from the club, “Diego Pablo Simeone’s contract extension is a reality. Our coach signed his new contract that links ties him to Atletico Madrid for two further seasons, until June 30, 2020.
“Hence, we confirm the news that the rojiblanco fans were greatly hoping for.
“There is total synergy between the club and the coach.”
Simeone, a former Atletico Player led the Los Colchoneros to the third place in La Liga and to Champions League semi-finals last season.
Simeone is the longest-serving current La Liga manager, having been appointed in 2011, with only Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger ahead of him in Europe’s leading clubs.
He led the club to win the Europa League in 2012, Spanish Club in 2013 and the Spanish La Liga title in 2014
Atletico were Champions League finalists twice in 2014 and 2016 and they lost to city rival, Real Madrid both times.