Diego Simeone signs new 3-year deal with Atletico Madrid after winning La Liga title
The Argentine joined the La Liga club in 2011 and delivered eight trophies, including
the league title last season, while also steering them to two Champions League finals
Simeone’s backroom staff, including Óscar Ortega, Pablo Vercellone, Nelson Vivas
and Hernán Bonvinvini has also signed new three-year deals with the club.
With this contract extension, we continue our exciting project with Diego Pablo
Simeone. Fantastic news for the Atleti family,” an Atletico statement read on
Simeone originally signed for Atletico in 2011 following spells at various clubs in his
native Argentina as well as with then-Serie A side Catania.
He spent three years at Atletico as a player and stood out as the La Liga club won
a domestic double in 1996.
Simeone won the club the Europa League title in his first season in charge thanks
to a 3-0 defeat of Spanish rivals Athletic Bilbao in the final in May, before securing
the UEFA Super Cup with a 4-1 win over Chelsea the following August.