Diego Simeone Set to Become Atletico Madrid’s Longest Serving Coach

Diego Simeone Set to Become Atletico Madrid’s Longest Serving Coach

Chukwu Ikechukwu
updated at November 6, 2023 at 8:24 AM
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  • Diego Simeone is set to extend his contract with Atletico Madrid
  • The Argentine manager is set to extend his contract until 2027
  • Simeone joined Atletico Madrid in December 2011

Diego Simeone is set to make history as the longest-serving manager in the history of Atletico Madrid after agreeing to extend his deal with the La Liga giants.

The 53-year-old manager joined Rojiblancos in 2011, succeeding Gregorio Manzano, who had been dismissed the day before following the defeat to third-tier Albacete in the Copa del Rey.

Diego Simeone, Atletico Madrid, La Liga, Spain
Diego Simeone joined Atletico Madrid in 2011 and has won two La Liga titles with the club. Photo by Europa Press Sports
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According to GOAL, Simeone is set to sign a new deal with Atletico until 2027, with his current deal with the Spanish club set to expire at the end of the ongoing season.

The Argentine manager is the highest-paid coach in club football, but he has reportedly agreed to take a massive pay cut to alleviate Atleti's financial woes in order to extend his stay at the club.

There have been rumours that Simeone could be on his way out of Atletico when his contract expired this summer, but both parties have finally agreed on a new deal for the club’s most successful manager.

Simeone’s success at Atletico Madrid

Meanwhile, Diego Simeone remains Atletico Madrid’s most successful manager in the club’s history following his 12-year spell, which has seen him win multiple trophies, Wikipedia reports.

The 53-year-old manager has won La Liga twice, the Copa del Rey, two UEFA Europa Leagues, two UEFA Super Cups, as well as been runner-up of the UEFA Champions League twice.

Simeone, who had two spells with Atletico Madrid as a player, is also the longest-serving manager in La Liga, having stayed over a decade at Atletico.

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Simeone snubs Brendan Rodgers' handshake

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has found himself on the receiving end after he appeared to decline to shake hands with his opposite, Brendan Rodgers, during their Champions League clash.

Simeone's Atletico locked horns with Rodgers' Celtic on Tuesday night for their third Group E encounter staged at Celtic Park.

The tie was marked with dramatic incidences in the closing stages, with the visitors finishing with 10 men on the pitch after Rodrigo De Paul was red-carded in the 82nd minute.

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