Simeone confirms Atleti stay

Diego Simeone has confirmed that he will stay with Atletico Madrid for at least another season.

Speculation linking Simeone away from Atleti has gone into overdrive since he downsized his contract with the club to 2018, but the Coach made it clear he would honour its final year and possibly beyond.

“I have a contract for another year,” he said at a Press conference for Los Colchoneros’ Copa del Rey last-16 first leg against Las Palmas on Tuesday.

“Therefore, the players and fans will have two possibilities going forward: putting up with me or supporting me.

“I cut myself off from everything over Christmas. I was with my family and children and I didn’t watch TV or hear anything on the radio.

“It was a wonderful few days and I’m back with renewed energy and enthusiasm for this season and also the new stadium.”

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