Diego Simeone has led Real Madrid to two Liga titles in 2014 and 2021, as well as the Copa del Rey in 2013, two Europa League titles in 2012 and 2018, two European Super Cups, and one Spanish Super Cup.
Diego Simeone, the coach of Atletico Madrid, has signed a three-year contract extension until June 2027, the Spanish club announced on Thursday. Simeone, 53, who was appointed in December 2011, “will remain coach of our club until 30 June 2027,” according to a statement from the team. “Our institution has gone through one of its most successful periods” since Simeone took over, according to Atletico. Atletico did not disclose the terms of the new agreement, but according to Spanish media, Simeone has taken a pay cut from his estimated annual compensation of 16.5 million euros ($17.6 million).
The Argentinian, a former club midfielder, has coached the squad for the most games (642), winning eight trophies.
He led Real Madrid to two Liga titles in 2014 and 2021, as well as the Copa del Rey in 2013, two Europa League titles in 2012 and 2018, two European Super Cups, and one Spanish Super Cup.
In addition, they reached two Champions League finals, in 2014 and 2016.
“To grow, you need stability, and to have stability, you need results, and Diego, so far, has been synonymous with results,” Atletico CEO Miguel Angel Gil Marin said this week, ahead of Simeone’s sixth contract extension.
“I hope we can do these three more years.” It’s not over yet, but we’re on the right route, and if all goes well, we’ll do three more,” he continued.
The team is currently in fourth place in the Liga rankings.
Simeone was an Argentina defensive midfielder who won two Copa America titles.
He won the UEFA Cup with Inter Milan and the Italian league with Lazio during his club career.
His favourite club, however, is Atletico Madrid, with whom he won the Spanish league and cup double in 1996.
Between 2006 and 2010, he was the coach of many Argentine teams, including Racing Club, Estudiantes, River Plate, and San Lorenzo.
Simeone has overseen 642 matches on the Madrid bench, more than Luis Aragones’ 612. He has 380 victories and only 18 percent defeats.