Diego Pablo Simeone has signed a contract extension until June 30, 2024. Since the Argentine joined in 2011, we have enjoyed one of the most successful phases of our club's history – winning eight trophies in the process. During this period, Simeone has become the coach who has won the most titles (eight) and games (316) in our club’s history.
The members of his coaching staff have also signed contract extensions until 2024. Óscar Ortega, Pablo Vercellone, Nelson Vivas and Hernán Bonvinvini have also played a big role in our recent success.
The Argentine, who was a key player for our team and won the domestic double in 1996, became our coach in December 2011. In his first season as manager, he won the Europa League in Bucharest against Athletic Club. That was the first of the eight titles we've won so far in his 10 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, the Argentine 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. In 2018, we won another continental trophy. This time it was the Europa League, beating Olympique Marseille 3-0 in the final in Lyon. A few months later, our team won the UEFA Super Cup against Real Madrid (4-2).
This year, Simeone guided us to the 11th LaLiga title in our club’s history. In the process he also became the winningest coach in Atlético de Madrid’s history (316). He has so far overseen 527 games – losing only 16% of them.
The Argentine is about to kick off his 11th season as our manager – making him the person who has coached a team for the most consecutive seasons in LaLiga. Apart from the eight trophies we've won in this period, we've also qualified for nine consecutive seasons for the Champions League, something unprecedented at our club.
With this contract extension, we continue our exciting project with Diego Pablo Simeone. Fantastic news for the Atleti family.