ATLÉTICO MADRID

Simeone's Atlético era already longest in club history

The Argentinean has been at the helm for 2,083 consecutive days. Luis Aragonés served longer but over the course of four separate tenures.

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Simeone levanta el trofeo de la Europa League conquistada en 2012.
ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT AFP

Diego Simeone signed a new contract at Atlético Madrid on Tuesday that will keep the Argentinean schemer at the club up to 2020. If he sees out of the remaining three years on his deal he will have been in charge of Atlético for some 3,113 days, making him by far the longest-serving manager in a single stint in the club’s history.

El Cholo already holds the record for the Atlético boss with the most consecutive days in charge. On July 19 he reached 2,037 days, beating the previous mark set by Ricardo Zamora in the early 1940s, when the club was known as Atlético Avación. Simeone currently stands on 2,083, with only Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger and Angers’ Stéphane Moulin having been in charge of their clubs longer across Europe’s top five leagues.

Simeone a long way off Aragonés

However, even by 2020 Simeone will not have reached the mark set by Luis Aragonés, who was in charge of Atlético for a total of 4,295 days, although the Wise Man of Hortaleza did so over the course of four separate spells: 1974-1978, 1982-1986, 1991-1993 and 2001-2003.

Simeone would need to remain at Atlético until April 6, 2023 to overtake Aragonés’ overall record.

Longest consecutive spells in charge of Atlético

Days
Start
End
Games
Won
Drawn
Lost
%win
Simeone
2,083
23-12-2011
(5-9-2017)
321
200
67
54
62%
Zamora
2,036
2-12-1940
30-6-1946
179
88
37
54
49%
Aragonés
1,460
1-7-1982
30-6-1986
210
110
46
54
52%
Aragonés
1,312
26-11-1974
30-6-1978
169
84
36
49
49%
H. Herrera
1,305
1-7-1949
26-1-1953
120
60
19
41
50%
Antic
1,095
1-7-1995
30-6-1998
159
82
41
36
51%
Aguirre
986
23-5-2006
2-2-2009
131
61
31
39
46%
Tinte
914
1-7-1961
1-1-1964
102
49
24
29
48%
M. Domingo
853
1-7-1969
1-11-1971
90
49
20
21
54%
Daucik
839
1-7-1957
18-10-1959
84
40
17
27
47%