Diego Simeone Set to Continue as Atletico Madrid Manager
Diego Simeone, the long-serving manager of Atletico Madrid, is all set to sign a new deal, extending his impressive tenure with the Spanish club.
Simeone, originally from Argentina, took the helm of the La Liga team in 2011 and has enjoyed almost 12 years of successful leadership in Madrid. Now, it seems that his journey with the club is far from over, as reported by Fabrizio Romano. According to Romano, a new contract for the 53-year-old manager is on the verge of being finalized.
In a recent social media update, Romano shared, "Diego Simeone, set to sign a new deal at Atlético very soon. Verbal agreement in place, just waiting to get it sealed but all considered almost done. After almost 12 years as Atléti coach, Simeone is prepared to accept the proposal and keep staying at the club."
During Simeone's remarkable tenure, Atletico Madrid clinched the La Liga title in 2014 and 2021, along with a Copa del Rey victory in 2013. His European conquests include two Europa League victories, and he steered the team to two UEFA Champions League finals, albeit falling short both times to arch-rivals Real Madrid.
Simeone has earned the title of La Liga's Coach of the Year four times and currently holds the record for being the longest-serving manager in La Liga and among the top five leagues in Europe.
Comparatively, Christian Streich's reign at Bundesliga's Freiburg since 2011 comes closest to Simeone's remarkable stint, while in the Premier League, Jurgen Klopp has been at the helm at Liverpool since October 2015.
Diego Simeone's legacy at Atletico Madrid is poised to continue, marking an exciting chapter in the club's history.