Contract cut for Atleti’s ‘own good’

Diego Simeone's contract at Atletico Madrid has been reduced by two years, a decision which both insist are in the best interests of the club.

Simeone had triggered rumours that he was leaving after the defeat in the 2016 Champions League final, stating he could take the club no further, despite being contracted by 2020.

That deal has now been reduced by two years, now expiring in 2018 and with an increased wage report both Marca and AS.

"Diego would never do anything that wasn't in the clubs interests," one source close to the Argentine reportedly told Marca.

Marca state that the club's line is, "this was for the best of Atletico."

Both camps are insistent that this does not mean Simeone wants to leave the club, saying that he would walk away from the club if this were the case.

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