Simeone set to seal fresh Atletico Madrid deal, become club’s longest serving manager

Diego Simeone is set to take a pay cut in order to become the longest-serving manager in Atletico Madrid’s history.

Simeone’s current Atletico contract will expire at the end of the season. There has been speculation that he could leave the Spanish club, but according to Marca the 53-year-old is set to sign a new deal until 2027.

Simeone is the highest-earning coach in club football, but he has reportedly agreed to significantly reduce his salary to ease Atleti’s financial concerns. If the Rojiblancos’ most successful-ever coach stays at the club until 2027 then his 15-year tenure will be the longest in club history.

The Madrid club will look to bounce back from a surprise 2-1 loss to Las Palmas on Friday when they take on Celtic in the Champions League on Tuesday.