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Diego Simeone signs three-year Atletico Madrid deal

Diego Simeone signs three-year Atletico Madrid deal

05/09/2017 at 18:54Updated 05/09/2017 at 20:14

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has signed a new three-year deal to commit his future to the club.

Simeone had been linked with a move to Inter Milan and Chelsea in recent years, and had been expected to leave at the end of the season.

However, despite the club enduring a two-window transfer ban, Simeone has elected to extend his at the Wanda Metropolitano.

The popular Argentine manager was appointed in 2011 and helped Atletico to win the league in 2014, as well as reaching two Champions League finals, both of which ended in defeats by rivals Real Madrid.

"He started his seventh campaign as Atletico manager this season, the coach in La Liga with the most time at the helm of his team, and only Arsene Wenger (at Arsenal) beats him in terms of elite European sides," said Atletico in a statement.

Simeone, who has won five trophies while Atletico coach, guiding them through arguably their most successful era, renewed his contract to 2020 in 2015, but agreed to a two-year reduction on that in September 2016.

Additional reporting from Reuters

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