Official: Four more years for Simeone
With huge letters the news was announced on the club’s official website.
That is how ecstatic the club and its fans are with the contract extension of Diego Simeone, who will continue as coach of Atlético Madrid until the summer of 2017.
The news, which we already reported some weeks ago, comes two days after Atlético’s goalless draw against Málaga, which just happens to be the same opponent and result of Cholo’s first game in charge of Atleti when he was appointed more than a year ago.
Since then, Simeone has won two finals with the Rojiblancos and led them to the upcoming cup final, while also breaking records in La Liga and guiding his team to the 2nd position in the league.
Now this match made in heaven will last four more years, which should finally give Atlético the stability the club have been in search of for years. As well as committing as a coach, Cholo will also gain more influence and responsibility in our transfer policy.
Atlético published a gallery of Cholo’s greatest moments during his short but succesful span as coach of the Colchoneros, which includes winning the Europa League and UEFA Super Cup. The coach’s previous deal was set to expire this summer.
Diego Costa and Filipe called up
There was more great news for the red-and-white part of Madrid on Tuesday, as Diego Costa received his first call up to the Brazilian national team, along with teammate Filipe Luís.
The duo will join the Seleçao for friendly games against Italy and Russia on the 21st and 25th of March. This time João Miranda was not selected by Luis Felipe Scolari.
Costa told the official club website:
“I don’t know what to say, I’m at a loss for words. It’s a dream I’ve had my entire life and now it’s becoming a reality.”
“I still can’t believe it, I’m incredibly happy,” said the in form striker who was even being linked to playing for the Spanish selección in recent weeks.