Diego Simeone will remain at Atletico Madrid next season and see out the rest of his contract, the club’s CEO Gil Marin has confirmed.
The Argentine coach is contracted to Los Rojiblancos until June 2018 – having taken a two-year cut on his previous contract – and has recently stated he would like to manage Inter Milan one day, but Atletico are confident no departure is imminent.
"Simeone will remain at Atletico for the rest of this season and the next,” Marin told La Sexta.
"He has been with us for five years and it would be reasonable if he stayed with us many more because we are delighted.
"We continue to grow, both him and the club, and what would be most intelligent for both parts would be to continue."
Next up for Atleti is a Copa Del Rey clash with Las Palmas on 3rd January, while they will also be keen to resurrect their league form after slipping to sixth in the standings.