Simeone extends contract with Atlético and will be closer to a decade on the bench

Diego Simeone
  • EFE

3 more years for Diego Simeone at Atlético de Madrid and he will be 9 in total if he fulfills the contract, for the Argentine who first became the idol of the club as a player and now, from the bench, signs numbers unthinkable in 2011 when he received the first call to lead the team.

December 2011, specifically the day 23, was the date that seemed to give a gift to the “colchoneros” fans for Christmas and what a way to do it, with a star of the field that now dressed in suit to make feel proud an entire stadium always hungry of titles and good management.

A league against these invincible Madrid and Barcelona, two Champions finals and memorable performances in Europe are the legacy of a coach who has had Fernando Torres, Falcao, Jackson, Diego Costa, Griezman and now, the former “madridista” Morata, who was an Atlético youth member and now, returns after his past in the neighbor and maximum rival.

His two European finals left in "El Cholo" a pending account that would settle at all costs and it seems that it will not go away without doing so, at least not without a third attempt and being against Real Madrid, much better, since it would serve of revenge for Lisbon and Milan, in addition to put in the showcase the first cup. This year, the final is in his stadium.

Until 2020 the Argentine will be on a bench that at times seems fragile, others become the toughest of all, the most resistant, with many ups and downs and successes, with a Godin who left the group of good central to enter the top with Simeone in guardianship. Precisely the Uruguayan will be a great test, after almost taking for granted that next year will be at Inter Milan, also possible future destination for the coach.

This year, Atletico is third in the Spanish league behind the same as always, Madrid and Barcelona, one point away from the whites and 7 from the top team. In Champions will face the Juventus, traditional semifinalist and favorite of the competition that will also give them a “déjà vu” to count now in their ranks with Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the strongest punishers suffered by the team red and white the last 9 years.

At the moment, things are difficult for the team and just from those situations has come the best “Cholo”, the best Atlético and the best memories of the extinct Vicente Calderón and the current metropolitan Wanda, stadiums that will always have Diego Simeone tattooed in the memories of its fans and the welcome plates, in addition to “Mono” Burgos, another one that will remain with the technician these next three years, except for any unforeseen event.


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