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: