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Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone signs new three-year contract extension until 2024

Atletico Madrid announced that their manager Diego Simeone has renewed his contract with the club through 2024. Simeone made many records during 10 years dedicating to the defending La Liga champions so that his deal renewal has been expected by almost all supporters of this Madrid side.
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Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone signs new three-year contract extension until 2024

Atletico Madrid announced that their manager Diego Simeone has renewed his contract with the club through 2024. Simeone made many records during 10 years dedicating to the defending La Liga champions so that his deal renewal has been expected by almost all supporters of this Madrid side.

 

Simeone renews his contract with Atletico Madrid

Diego Simeone has agreed on a new contract with Atletico Madrid

The new Diego Simeone contract with Atletico Madrid will last until 30th June 2024. The club’s official site stated on Thursday that “With this contract extension, we continue our exciting project with Diego Pablo Simeone. Fantastic news for the Atleti family.” Besides, the four members of his coaching staff, Oscar Ortega, Pablo Vercellone, Nelson Vivas, and Hernan Bonvinvini, have also signed new three-year deals with the club.

 

Diego Simeone

 

The 51-year-old head coach has been in charge for 10 years at Atletico Madrid FC since 2011 and has guided the Los Colchoneros to win eight trophies, including 2 La Liga titles. In addition, the fiery Argentine has twice brought Atletico to the final of the UEFA Champions League. It can be said that Simeone is the most successful manager in Atletico’s history. He is also the coach who leads a team for the most consecutive seasons in La Liga. 

 

Diego Simeone salary is rumored about £36.2 million per year at Atletico Madrid, almost double what Pep Guardiola earns. That also means the Argentine native has already been the highest-paid manager in the world. This is a major enhancement for the club to guarantee Simeone remains after a bright decade instead of moving to another club for a new challenge as he has revealed before. 

Atletico Madrid win 2020-21 La Liga

More information about coach Diego Simeone 

Who is Diego Simeone?

Simeone’s full name is Diego Pablo Simeone González. He was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina on 28 April 1970. He is an Argentine professional football manager and former midfielder. Simeone has taken over Atlético Madrid since December 2011. He is regarded as a legendary figure in the history of the club thanks to his impressive achievements in both player’s and manager’s positions. 

Football playing career

Simeone started his senior career at Vélez Sársfield in 1987. He moved to Italian Serie A club Pisa three years later. He was then sold to Sevilla in the Spanish La Liga after the club was failed in the promotion. Simeone spent two seasons in Seville (1992-1994) before signing with Atlético Madrid (1994-1997). In the following years, he played for Inter Milan (1997-1999) and Lazio (1999-2003).  In 2003, he returned to Atletico and spent 2 years there before retiring in 2006 at Argentina’s side Racing Club. When playing for the Los Colchoneros, he appeared in 165 matches and scored 31 goals. 

Simeone played for Argentina national teams from 1988 to 2002. On the senior national team, he earned 106 caps.

 

Simeone’s style of play was considered tenacious, versatile, hardworking, and completed. He was a  talented midfielder who could play anywhere in midfield. He was often used in the center in a box-to-box or defensive midfield role. However, he could also play in an offensive midfield position on some occasions. He was also well known for his leadership, intelligence, strength, and stamina. 

Managerial career

Diego Simeone made Atletico Madrid history

 

After retiring from the Racing Club in Argentina, he coached his team in 2006. In the next season, he managed Estudiantes (2006-07), River Plate (2007-08), San Lorenzo (2009-2010), Catania, and Racing Club (2011). However, his achievements in these clubs were not much. Typically, he helped Estudiantes and River Plate to win the Argentine Primera Division titles in his managing periods. 

Since 23 December 2011, Simeone has been the Atletico Madrid coach, succeeding  Gregorio Manzano. He has made a lot of miracles for the capital Madrid’s football club. 

  • La Liga: 2013–14, 2020–21
  • Copa del Rey: 2012–13
  • Supercopa de España: 2014
  • UEFA Europa League: 2011–12, 2017–18
  • UEFA Super Cup: 2012, 2018
  • UEFA Champions League runner-up: 2013–14, 2015–16

 

Moreover, he has been praised with many individual awards, including:

  • European Coach of the Season: 2011–12
  • La Liga Manager of the Month: October 2013, November 2015, March 2017
  • Trofeo Comunidad Iberoamericana: 2014
  • La Liga Coach of the Year: 2012–13, 2013–14, 2015–16
  • Miguel Muñoz Trophy: 2013–14, 2015–16
  • Facebook/MARCA Football Awards (Best Manager): 2016
  • IFFHS World's Best Club Coach: 2016
  • Globe Soccer Master Coach Special Award: 2017
  • IFFHS Club Coach of the Decade: 2011–2020
  • Konex Awards: 2020

Atletico Madrid is known for its comprehensive counter-attacking style under coach Simeone. The Wanda Metropolitano's home squad has been transformed by the Argentinian military leader into one of Europe's most formidable defenses. Atletico Madrid introduced numerous superb strikers, including Radamel Falcao, Diego Costa, Antoine Griezmann, Luis Suarez, etc with his "witchy" hand.

 

Simeone’s upcoming plans

The goal for Atletico Madrid in the 2021-22 season is to successfully defend the La Liga title. On next August 15th, the Wanda Metropolitano stadium’s owners will face Celta Vigo in their first encounter of the new season. Following that, they will compete with Elche in their first match at their home pitch. 

Reference Sources

  • Betimate.com
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diego_Simeone
Harry Siuu
Written by: Harry Siuu
a specialized football specialist with over ten years' experience as a football journalist who works for Betimate.com.

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