Argentinian Diego Pablo Simeone has signed a new contract that ties him to LaLiga giants Atletico de Madrid for two more seasons, until June 30, 2020.
Simeone, who triumphed as a player for Atletico de Madrid in the 1990s, returned as its coach in December 2011, leading Atletico 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 FC and the Spanish King’s Cup against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabéu.
In the 2013/14 season, Simeone led Atlético de Madrid to win their tenth LaLiga title and played the UEFA 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 2015-16 campaign, besides fighting for the LaLiga title until the penultimate day, he qualified the team for the final of the UEFA Champions League again.
Last season, Simeone managed to qualify the team for the fifth consecutive time in the UEFA Champions League group stage, in addition to playing again the UEFA Champions League and the King’s Cup semifinals.
This season, he starts his seventh season as Atlético de Madrid coach, becoming the longest serving manager of LaLiga that has been at the head of his team and only Arsene Wenger surpasses him on the European top flight benches.