LA LIGA: Diego Simeone extends contract at Atletico

LA LIGA: Diego Simeone extends contract at Atletico

Atletico Madrid manager, Diego Simeone has put pen to paper on a new two-year contract that will see him remain at the Spanish outfit until 2020.

The 42-year-old initially signed a new deal in 2015, before an agreement with the club saw the contract reduced by two years.

“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,” the club said in a statement.

Currently the longest serving manager in the Spanish league, the Argentine led Atletico to the league title in 2014, and also to two CL finals, where they finished as runners-up in 2014 and 2016.

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

Atletico, who face Valencia after the international break, are currently fourth in La Liga, having picked up four points from their first two games in the new campaign.

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