Diego Simeone pens new Atletico Madrid deal

February 14, 2019
By: Daniel Orme

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has penned a new deal with the Spanish giants until 2022.

The club announced on Thursday afternoon that the popular Argentine had penned a new contract with the club with his original deal having been set to expire at the end of next season. Having taken over in 2011 after leaving Argentine outfit Racing Club, the now 48-year-old has enjoyed plenty of success in his time.

Simeone has overseen 412 matches in all competitions and has led the Rojiblancos to a La Liga crown, a Copa del Rey title, one Spanish Super Cup, two UEFA Europa League titles and two UEFA Super Cup wins. Whilst they have not quite enjoyed the same amount of success in the UEFA Champions League, they have managed to reach two finals – in the 2013/14 and 2015/16 campaigns. On both occasions, they were defeated by local rivals Real Madrid.

Atleti are also having another positive league campaign this season and sit third in the La Liga standings, seven points behind league leaders Barcelona. In typical Simeone fashion, they have only conceded 17 goals in 23 matches.

Despite the gap, Atletico Madrid can be backed at odds of 20/1 with Betfred to lift their second league title under Diego Simeone.

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