Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has signed a two-year contract extension with the LaLiga club, it has been announced.
The 47-year-old first took control of the Spanish outfit in December 2011, and will now remain with Atleti until the end of June 2020.
A statement on the club’s website read: “Our manager signed the new contract that ties him to Atletico Madrid for two more seasons, until June 30th, 2020.
“The much-awaited news by the Atletico fans is thus confirmed, something that Enrique Cerezo, Miguel Angel Gil and Simeone himself have always hinted at in their public statements.”
Simeone – who also played for the club as a midfielder – led Atleti to Europa League success during his first season with the team.
He would then win the European Super Cup and Copa del Rey the following season.
Atleti secured their 10th league title in 2013/14 with Simeone in charge, and they also reached the final of the Champions League that term, before being beaten to close rivals Real Madrid.
Last season saw Simeone win more silverware with the club, guiding them to another Copa del Rey triumph – and the team currently sit fourth in the league so far this campaign, but remain unbeaten ahead of a trip to Valencia on Saturday.
Rafael Nadal remains one of the biggest names in the sport of tennis, and is still many fans’ favourite despite having now not won one of the Grand Slam tournaments since 2014. But those fans will be delighted to hear that the Spaniard will be partaking in this summers Queens club tournament due to start on June 13th.
The 29-year-old is currently ranked 5th in the world and has played at Queens club on six different occasions, and even won the event back in 2008.
Nadal told the press that Queens club gives players the “perfect conditions” to prepare for Wimbledon, which begins a week after the conclusion of Queens on June 27th.
“I love playing at the Queen’s Club and I am very happy that I will be back this year. I will never forget winning the title in 2008; it was a special moment, and going on to win my first Wimbledon.
“Holding that trophy again would be amazing, although I am well aware of the difficulties because the tournament always has so many good players.”
Andy Murray has also confirmed his presence at the event, and will attempting to retain his crown having won last years tournament.
The Scot was left heartbroken after losing the Australian Open to Novak Djokovic in recent weeks, but will be looking to make amends back on home soil.
A recent post from the ‘Rafa Nadal Academy’ which looks to find the tennis stars of the future.