Despite rumors that his run with Atletico Madrid is nearing an end, Argentinean manager Diego Simeone won’t be leaving Metropolitano Stadium anytime soon. The La Liga club announced earlier this week that Simeone inked a new contract with the club that runs until the summer of 2027.
Simeone was previously under contract throughout the 2023-24 season. He signed his last deal back in 2021.
Simeone is one of the most successful managers in the club’s history. Since taking over Atletico Madrid in December of 2011, he guided them to two La Liga titles, two UEFA Europa League trophies, and two UEFA Champions League trophies.
Despite all of his successes, Simeone seemed at the exit door following a disappointing 2022-23 campaign. He reportedly had an offer to take over Saudi Pro League club Al Ahli in the summer, which would make him the highest-paid manager in the game.
After much consideration, Simeone decided to stay with Atletico and continue the project he had been building for more than a decade. The Madrid club is currently having a shaky start to the 2023-24 season in La Liga, sitting fifth with three wins, one draw, and two losses. The club has been much better in the Champions League, where they are at the top of Group E after four games.