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No contract talks, yet – for Diego Simeone at Atleti

No contract talks, yet – for Diego Simeone at Atleti

A source close to Diego Simeone has said that he is yet to discuss a new contract with Atletico Madrid.

Simeone took over Atlético in 2011, and has shaped his squad in many ways just like he was as a player.

A tough defensive midfielder in his day, the 48-year-old’s side will look to grind out positive results with a disciplined and patient approach.

Silverware has backed up his style choice, most notably when Los Rojiblancos captured LaLiga’s crown during the 2013-14 term.

A Copa del Rey, a Spanish Super Cup and two UEFA Europa League titles have also been added to the trophy cabinet.

Atlético ensured that the manager’s attack will be boosted as well, keeping Antoine Griezmann in the line-up and adding Thomas Lemar this past summer.

The club and Simeone have truly built something special together at the Wanda Metropolitano, and it is exciting to see how they can improve things further, but question marks now arise after a source said contract talks have not yet begun.

“There are no open negotiations yet for Simeone’s new contract and the harmony between club and Coach is total, ” ESPN FC claim.

“Both sides consider that now is not the moment to sit down to talk.”

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Marca had claimed that talks had begun over a new and improved deal which would run until 2020, but time will now tell over the Argentine’s future.

Atleti return to action this weekend to face league leaders Barcelona.