Diego Pablo Simeone's renewal is a reality. Our manager signed the new contract that ties him to Atlético de Madrid for two more seasons, until June 30th, 2020. The much-awaited news by the Atlético fans is thus confirmed, something that Enrique Cerezo, Miguel Ángel Gil and Simeone himself have always hinted at in their public statements, since the understanding between the club and the manager is complete.
Simeone, who triumphed as a player in Atlético de Madrid in the 90s, returned as its coach in December 2011, leading the equipment to win the UEFA Europa League in Bucharest against Athletic de Bilbao that same season. The Argentinian manager would finish his first complete campaign, the 2012-13, with two titles: the UEFA Super Cup against Chelsea and the King’s Cup against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabéu.
In the 13-14 season, Simeone led Atlético de Madrid to win their tenth League title and to play the Champions League final. A year later, the Argentinian coach started the season by winning his fifth title, the Spanish Super Cup against Real Madrid. In the 15-16 campaign, besides fighting for the League title until the penultimate day, he qualified the team for the final of the Champions League.
Last season, he managed to qualify the team for the fifth consecutive time in the Champions League group stage, in addition to playing again the Champions League and the King’s Cup semi-finals.
This season, he starts his seventh season as Atlético’s coach, becoming the manager of LaLiga that has been at the head of his team longer, and only Arsene Wenger surpasses him on the European top flight benches.