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Diego Simeone extends Atleti deal until 2022

Diego Simeone extends Atleti deal until 2022

Diego Simeone has extended his contract with Atletico Madrid until the year 2022, furthering his reign as the longest current serving La Liga manager.

Simeone took over Atlético in 2011 from Gregorio Manzano, 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 La Liga’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, whilst Simeone has been named best coach in La Liga on three occasions.

The club and Simeone have truly built something special together at the Wanda Metropolitano and a deal has now been agreed.

The new terms see the Argentine become one of the world’s highest paid coaches and will extend his stay until the end of the 2021/2022 season.

Atleti’s form of late has dipped with defeats to Real Betis and Real Madrid coming in their previous two league games and they will be hoping to turn that form around this weekend when they face Rayo Vallecano on Saturday at 15:15pm.

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