Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has signed a three-year contract extension with the club, keeping him at the Wanda Metropolitano until 2024. Four members of his backroom team have also extended until 2024; assistant manager Hernan Bonvicini, coaches Oscar Ortega and Nelson Vivas and goalkeeper coach Pablo Vercellone.
Diego Simeone Extends Atletico Madrid Contract
Diego Pablo @Simeone y su cuerpo técnico renuevan como rojiblancos hasta 2024.
🤩 ¡La mejor forma de arrancar la temporada! 💪
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— ❤️🤍🏆 CAMPEONES 🏆❤️🤍 (@Atleti) July 8, 2021
The Project Continues
Simeone took over at Atletico in 2011 and has become the club’s most successful coach in its history, reaching the most number of wins totalled by an Atletico manager (316).
In his first year as manager, the club won the Europa League with victory over fellow Spanish side Athletic Bilbao in Bucharest, thus setting Atletico on their way to a haul of eight titles in ten years.
His first full campaign in charge of the club also ended in silverware as they secured the European Super Cup against Chelsea and the Copa del Rey against city rivals Real Madrid.
The 2013/14 season saw Atletico claim their tenth La Liga title and also reach the final of the Champions League, and a year later they beat Real again to win the Spanish Super Cup before lifting the Europa League once more in 2017/18 and the Super Cup again in 2018.
The season just gone has seen Atletico secure their 11th league title. A win over Real saw Atletico clinch the title in what was also the 316th win for Simeone, giving him the most wins as manager of the club.
This coming season will see Simeone surpass a decade at the helm of the club, and their wonderful spell under his guidance is sure to continue for years to come.