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Longest Serving La Liga Manager, Diego Simeone Signs Contract Extension



Diego Simeone has signed a two-year contract extension at Atletico Madrid that keeps him at the club until 2020.

The Argentine manager was appointed in 2011 and helped Atletico to win the league in 2014, as well as reaching two Champions League finals, both of which ended in defeats by rivals Real Madrid.

Simeone, who has won five trophies at the club, renewed his contract to 2020 in 2015, but agreed to a two-year reduction on that in September 2016.

“The renewal of Diego Pablo Simeone is now a reality,” Atletico said in a statement. “Our coach has signed a new contract that ties him to Atletico Madrid for two more seasons, until June 30, 2020.

“He started his seventh campaign as Atletico manager this season, the coach in La Liga with the most time at the helm of his team, and only Arsene Wenger (at Arsenal) beats him in terms of elite European sides,” Atletico added.