Simeone extends Atletico Madrid contract

Atletico Madrid has confirmed the LaLiga club's most successful ever head coach, Diego Simeone, has signed a new contract.

Diego Simeone is Atletico Madrid's most successful coach.   -  Getty Images

Diego Simeone has signed a new contract that will keep him at Atletico Madrid until 2022, the LaLiga club have announced.

Simeone's old deal was set to expire in 2020 but he has agreed new terms that reportedly makes him Atletico's top earner, with a salary higher even than that of star forward Antoine Griezmann.

The news comes after he extended his deal by two years in September 2017, having earlier agreed to reduce the length of his contract not long after Atletico's defeat in the 2016 Champions League final.

The Argentine is the most successful head coach in Atletico history, having led the club to seven titles during his seven-year stay.

August's UEFA Super Cup triumph over rival Real Madrid added to its previous success in the competition in 2012, as well as a brace of Europa League titles, one Copa del Rey and a Supercopa de Espana.

Simeone's top achievement at the club remains the 2013-14 LaLiga title and his side are in the hunt to challenge champions Barcelona again this season.

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