Atletico Madrid football club announced on Thursday night that it has extended until 2024 the contract of the Argentine coach Diego Simeone. He has been leading Madrid since 2011, and became the coach who led a LaLiga team for most consecutive seasons.
“Since taking over, the Argentine has won more trophies than any other manager in the history of our club (eight).” states the official communiqué of the club, which also mentions that the entire staff of the Argentine has renewed his contracts.
“Diego Pablo Simeone signed a contract extension until June 30, 2024. Since joining our club in 2011, we have enjoyed one of the most successful periods in our club’s history – winning eight trophies,” officials said. the club.
Indeed, since coming to Atletico, Simeone has become the coach who has won the most trophies (eight) and the most games (316) in the history of the Madrid club.
Its staff members have also signed contract extensions until 2024. Óscar Ortega, Pablo Vercellone, Nelson Vivas and Hernán Bonvinvini have also played an important role in the club’s recent success.
The Argentine, who was a key player for Atletico Madrid, winning the championship and cup in 1996, became the team’s coach in December 2011. In his first season as manager, he won the Europa League in Bucharest against Athletic Club.
This was the first of eight titles he has won so far in 10 years. Simeone’s first full season as coach ended with two trophies won: the UEFA Super Cup against Chelsea and the Copa del Rey against Real Madrid, right at the Santiago Bernabéu.
In the 2013/14 season, the Argentine led the club to its 10th LaLiga title and led the team to the Champions League final. One season later, Simeone won his fifth trophy for Athletes: the Spanish Super Cup against Real Madrid.
The 2015/16 season brought them close to winning the LaLiga title and even winning the Champions League final.
In 2018, Atletico won another continental trophy. This time they won the Europa League, defeating Olympique Marseille, 3-0, in the final in Lyon.
A few months later, Simeone & Co won the UEFA Super Cup against Real Madrid (4-2).
This year, Simeone led the team to the 11th LaLiga title in club history. At the same time, he became the coach with the most victories in the history of Atlético Madrid, winning 316 matches, out of 527 led by him, in the 10 years.
The Argentine will start his 11th season as manager of Madrid, which will make him the longest-lived coach in the history of the Spanish championship, with the most consecutive seasons at the helm of a team.
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