Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone set to sign new deal with La Liga giants

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone is set to sign a two-year contract extension with the club, according to Spanish outlet AS.

As reported by the Spanish outlet, the Madrid club want the current manager Simeone – who was tipped to take over the reins of Arsenal from Arsene Wenger earlier this year – to stay at the club after 2018, which is when his current contract expires, by signing a new two-year extension with the Los Rojiblancos. Report claims talks already underway between the two parties.

An agreement between the club and the Argentinian boss is expected to be reached within the coming months, as the La Liga giants are eager to tie him down to a longer contract amid reported interest from Ligue 1 side PSG, which was also cited by AS.

The 47-year-Old boss first arrived at Vicente Calderón, whom he registered 134 league appearances for, in 2011, and has since had a very brilliant run with the Los Rojiblancos, winning five trophies in his time with the club, including a league title in 2014 and the Europa League in 2012, along with series of brilliant performances in the Champions League. While in-charge, his side were UCL runners-up on two occasions in both 2014 and 2016.

If the Atletico Madrid do manage to tie him down for a further two years, you wouldn’t put it past the Madrid club winning more silverware in the years to come.

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