Diego Simeone has extended his contract as Atletico Madrid head coach until June 2024. As part of the contract extension, Simeone’s backroom staff, consisting of Oscar Ortega, Pablo Vercellone, Nelson Vivas, and Hernán Bonvinvini signed three-year contracts.
Atletico Madrid finished the season with 86 points, two more than Real Madrid, which ended up second. This is the 11th La Liga title for the Spanish club. “With this contract extension, we continue our exciting project with Diego Pablo Simeone. Fantastic news for the Atleti family,” an Atletico statement read on Thursday.
After stints in Argentinian clubs and with Catania of Serie A, Simeone joined Atletico in 2011. During his time at Atletico, he was a standout player as the club won a domestic double in 1996. Simeone led the club to the Europa League title in his first season, beating Athletic Bilbao 3-0 in the final in May, before winning the UEFA Super Cup with a 4-1 win over Chelsea the following August.
Atletico won their first league title in 18 years in May 2014 following an entertaining 1-1 draw at Barcelona on the last day of the season. However, they lost the Champions League title to Real Madrid the following week.
With eight trophies under his belt, Simeone is also the most successful coach in the history of the club, having won the Spanish Super Cup and the Copa Del Rey. He also holds the record for most wins with 316 for the club.