Summit for Simeone at the Metropolitano
Atlético de Madrid and Simeone are already sitting at the table to study the extension of the contract that expires next June. Natalia, Cholo’s sister and agent, went to the Cívitas Metropolitano offices today to meet with Miguel Ángel Gil Marín in a fully harmonious meeting that is on its way to fruition in the renewal. The missing fringe would be the years of the contract. The club offers three seasons, but the coach would not frown upon signing for two. Despite this nuance, the consensus to remain united is total, and it is expected that the agreement will arrive in the coming days.
This is not the first time that Natalia Simeone and the CEO of Atlético have seen each other, since the first contact would take place last Tuesday, with the team in Glasgow to play in the Champions League. There are the foundations of an agreement that will keep the two paths together would begin to be laid. Salary reduction
Atlético’s proposal is based on an extension for three seasons, until 2027, with a significant reduction in the emoluments of the best coach in its history. El Cholo, for his part, understanding the club’s economic situation, is willing to take on the effort and reduce his salary significantly and, although he accepts the club’s proposal, he would not take a dim view of it being two seasons. It is already known that the coach has always been moved by the energy of the day-to-day and that, also in this, he goes game by game.
The negotiations are on the right track and, pending this issue, Cholo’s career on the bench is close to extending at least for a total of 14 years, which would make him, in addition to being the most successful coach, also the longest-serving.