Atleti chief confirms: "Cholo will be with us next season..."

The Calderón CEO told Spanish television that despite rumours about his coach leaving, he will remain for the final year of his contract.

Atleti chief confirms: "Cholo will be with us next season..."

Atlético Madrid CEO Miguel Ángel Gil Marín said on Tuesday that Diego Simeone will be staying at Atlético until at least the end of his contract, which expires in June 2018.

Simeone will remain at Atlético for the rest of this season and the next,” Gil Marín told Spanish television channel La Sexta during the Liga Promises tournament being staged in Tenerife.

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Simone has a contract until the end of the 2017-18 season but is in such demand that he is almost constantly linked with a move to another European club. Simeone has stated his intention to coach Inter, who he represented as a player, at some stage in the future.

The rumour mill went into overdrive after Atlético lost the Champions League final against Real Madrid at the end of last season, causing Simeone to tell a press conference that he needed “some time to think” about his future.

However, he elected to stay and now Gil Marín’s words will give some assurance that the talismanic Argentinean manager will be on the touchline for Atlético for at least another season and a half.