8 reasons why Atlético Madrid was smart to give Diego Simeone his new contract

Atlético Madrid’s prolific, vampire-hunting manager Diego “El Cholo” Simeone is staying in Madrid.

Today, Atlético president Enrique Cerezo announced that Simeone signed a new contract which will keep him at the Vicente Calderón through June 2020. Considering the trajectory of Simeone’s profile during his stint in Madrid — which has included a La Liga title, Europa League and Copa del Rey trophies, and a UEFA Champions League final appearance — Atlético fans are surely pleased that “Cholo” is sticking around. At least for now.

Here are several reasons why Simeone’s extension is such good news for Atlético Madrid:

1. Diego Simeone

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2. Diego Simeone

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4. Diego Simeone

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5. Diego Simeone

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6. Diego Simeone Club Atletico de Madrid v Cordoba CF - La Liga

7. Diego Simeone Club Atletico de Madrid v Malaga CF - La Liga

8. Diego Simeone

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