Diego Pablo Simeone has signed a contract extension with Atlético de Madrid until June 30, 2022. Our coach signed his new contract at the Wanda Metropolitano alongside President Enrique Cerezo and CEO Miguel Ángel Gil. This way, we extend the project that began in 2011 with the arrival of the Argentine and that has brought us one of the most successful phases of our club's history with seven trophies won. During this time, Simeone has become the coach who has won the most amount of titles at our club.
The Argentine, who was a key player for our team and won the domestic double in 1996, returned to Atleti in December 2011. In his first season, he won the Europa League in Bucharest against Athletic Club. That was the first of the seven titles we've won so far in his eight years as our manager. Simeone's first full season as our coach, 2012-13, ended with two trophies won: the UEFA Super Cup against Chelsea and the Copa del Rey against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabéu.
In the 2013-14 season, Simeone led our club to its 10th LaLiga title and to the Champions League final. A season later, the Argentine won his fifth trophy at Atleti: the Spanish Super Cup against Real Madrid. In the 2015-16 season, we fought for the league title until the penultimate match of the season and we reached the Champions League final.
Last season, we won another continental trophy. This time it was the Europa League, beating Olympique Marseille 3-0 in the final in Lyon. In August 2018, our team won the UEFA Super Cup against Real Madrid (4-2).
Simeone is currently in his eighth season managing our club, making him the person who has coached a team for the most consecutive seasons in LaLiga.
Apart from the seven trophies we've won in this period, we've also qualified for six consecutive seasons for the Champions League, something unprecedented at our club.
With this contract extension, we continue our exciting project with Diego Pablo Simeone.