One of the world’s finest managers Diego Simeone is to extend his stay at Atletico Madrid.
The Argentine-born is now part of Atletico’s vein since arriving in 2011, and it is hoped he will soon
extend his stay beyond his current deal which expires in June 2020.
Simeone was linked with moves to the Premier League in previous years, but Radio Marca claim he is going
nowhere and will surpass the 10-year mark at the Madrid-based club.
Although the current season has been full of mixed results for Atletico Madrid, they are still a force in Europe.
Antoine Griezmann is currently the highest-paid player at Atletico after the Frenchman signed a one-year
contract extension last June worth £17.5m until the summer of 2023.
Reports say Diego Simeone will surpass that having been in talks with the club’s hierarchy over a new
deal since the summer.
Negotiations with the chief executive Miguel Angel Gil Marin are said to now be at an advanced stage.
Also, The 48-year-old has enjoyed a high degree of success, overseeing the club’s smooth transition into their new
Wanda Metropolitano stadium from the age long atmospheric Vicente Calderon in 2017.
Madrid are currently third in the Spanish top-flight, a point adrift of leaders Barcelona.
Atletico have won seven major honours under his stewardship, including La Liga in 2014 and two Europa League titles.