Diego Simeone extends contract with Atlético Madrid to 2027

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Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone signed a three-year contract extension on Thursday that will keep him with the club until 2027.

Simeone, who was appointed as Atleti head coach in December 2011, is the most successful manager in the club’s history.

In his 12 years as Atlético Madrid coach, he won two La Liga titles, one Copa del Rey, two Europa Leagues, two UEFA Super Cups and a Spanish Supercopa. He also led the club to two UEFA Champions League finals.

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Sources told ESPN last week that Simeone’s agent and sister, Natalia Simeone, met with Atleti chief executive Miguel Angel Gil Marin to discuss a new contract for the coach.

Simeone received a tempting offer to coach a Saudi Pro League club Al Ahly Last summer, but sources told ESPN his preference was to stay with the team for whom he made more than 100 appearances across two spells as a player.

The 53-year-old coached River Plate among other clubs in his native Argentina and had a short spell at Italian club Catania before eventually taking over at Atletico Madrid.

After their 6-0 win vs Celtic on Sunday, Atleti are now fourth in the league table, six points behind leaders Girona.

Simeone’s side host Villarreal in La Liga on Sunday.

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