Atletico Madrid want to extend Diego Simeone’s contract until 2024
Atletico Madrid are keen to extend Diego Simeone’s contract and have let him know that they intend to offer him a deal until 2024.
Simeone joined the club as a manager in 2011 and his team are currently leading La Liga with two games underway against second-placed Real Madrid but were knocked out of the Copa del Rey in the second round earlier this month – this.
The shock cup defeat was the second year in a row that Atleti had been excluded from the competition by third-tier opposition, leading Simeone to doubt his own future with the club. AS report, however, that the club are actually looking to tie the manager down longer and want him to sign a two-year extension.
Atletico president Enrique Cezero has not considered the idea of Simeone leaving the club and keen to tie him up for a bit longer. Despite the doubt about his own future, Simeone is said to be happy at the club.
“El Cholo” is said to be aware and accept the financial hardship that the ongoing pandemic has placed on the club, which means money will not be a problem to find a close deal between the two sides.
Signing a deal until 2024 would mean Simeone would be set for at least a 12-and-a-half-year stint as Atleti’s manager, continuing the fairy tale for fans and Simeone himself – a former England player. Atletico.
Since joining the club as manager, Simeone has racked up over 200 wins and galvanized Atletico as the best European team. They won La Liga in 2013/14, made the Champions League final twice and won the Europa League twice – the last in 2018.