Around this time last week we told you that Diego Simeone was closing in on a new contract extension with Atletico Madrid that would keep him at the Vicente Calderon through 2020.
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But Spanish journalist Guillem Balague, who’s right more often than he’s not, says Simeone has had loads of offers (which of course isn’t surprising).
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“He had a huge offer from City, a huge offer from PSG, from two Italian teams, but he is close to signing a new deal with Atletico Madrid until 2020,” Balague said.
“Five more years, and that is not normal in Spanish football but Atletico Madrid realise they need Simeone and Simeone realises he is happy with what Atletico Madrid does.”
It’s always interesting to read which teams were entirely prepare to cut ties with their current manager, although neither Laurent Blanc (PSG) nor Manuel Pellegrini (Man City) have been considered as sure-fire job keepers.