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‘Diego Simeone renew at Atlético Madrid until 2019’

After the lost finals in the Champions League (2016), amended The Argentine success coach of the Portuguese the aflooptermijn of his contract from 2020 to 2018. Now he signs on until 2019.

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The contract extension was announced by the Spanish radio station Cadena SER. After the last game of Atlético Madrid in the Vicente Calderón Stadium (may 21), Diego Simeone (47) the supporters: “The journalists asked me if I joined the club, go to stay. Yes, yes I am going to continue, because this team has a future.” This promise he confirmed now also by his contract with one year extension until 2019.

Simeone, known as el Cholo has been around since 2011 at the helm of los Colchoneros. He won some awards with the club, including the Spanish title, the Europa League, European Supercup, Copa del Rey and Spanish Supercup.

The coach draws in because of two things, reports Cadena SER. First, to Atlético in the final of the Champions League in 2019 to the Wanda Metropolitano, their new football temple,. And secondly, Simeone wants his team to compete for that edition of the kampioenenbal. The club however has to deal with a transferverbod until January 2018, imposed by the International Sporttribunaal (TAS).

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