Simeone reportedly set to extend contract

AS reporting that the presentation will be made tomorrow



Spanish sports newspaper AS is reporting that Diego Simeone has finalised the details of his new contract, and will officially sign a contract extension tomorrow until 2020.

Natalia Simeone, Cholo’s sister and agent, left the Vicente Calderón at half past nine on Monday evening, after spending the majority of the afternoon ironing out the finer points of the agreement.

It appears that the official presentation will take place tomorrow at 1pm in the VIP room of the Calderón.

Simeone had been becoming increasingly linked with the Premier League, and this will soothe some worries amongst Atlético fans.


  • starvs


  • The news is everywhere, AS, MARCA, and in twitter accounts of some journalists who are very close to the club

    This is huge .. if El Cholo fulfilled his contract he will be the longest serving coach in our history in one spell with more than 8 years
    (Aragones served for 15 years but in 4 spells, the longest of them was for 6 years)
    in fact, in all Atleti’s history there are only 6 coaches who have served for more than 3 years

    We have a very horrible history with coaches, if I have counted them correctly, Simeone is our 99th coach since 1921 .. 99 coaches in 94 years .. Madness !
    So let’s wait for 15 or 20 years until we hire number 100

    I wish I could see the faces on Nasser Al-Khelaifi & Mansour bin Zayed right now
    Petro-Arab spoiled brats

    (It’s OK. I’m an Arab too, so I can say it)

  • Kris

    Aupa Cholo!!!

  • urban

    Great news. Mainly because, finally, I can see a coach who can develop the team for a couple of years ahead and this is always positive.

    I think it is clear that Cholo stayed mainly because he wants to win the CL with Atleti (I would even say that if he won it in Lisbon it is not certain he would sing a new contract). This will be his priority.

    And now he can work to build an appropriate squad for 3-4 years ahead, which is great.