Atletico Madrid: Diego Simeone breaks incredible La Liga record

In the latest achievement of his incredible managerial career, Atletico Madrid icon, Diego Simeone, has broken the La Liga record for coaching the most matches with a single club.

When the legendary Argentinian returned to the Civitas Metropolitan Stadium after making a name for himself as a player, the fans rejoiced.

Throughout his professional career, the ex-midfielder blew crowds away with his silky skills and eye for the perfect pass. He loved the supporters, and they adored him in return. Therefore, when he got the gig as the gaffer, they sat nervously, hoping he could deliver on his promises of guiding the club to glory.

And to their delight, he’s done everything he set out to do and then some.

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Since 2011, the Buenos Aires native has made a monumental impact on the domestic scene. The great has led his team to two Santander La Liga titles and a Copa del Rey. In addition, he’s proved his managerial prowess on the European scene. Showing his quality, Simeone has picked up two UEFA Europa Leagues and a pair of UEFA Super Cups.

Consequently, Los Rojiblancos fans have fallen even more deeply in love with the man, who looks destined to enjoy more success with the Spanish club.

And during the Madrid derby, the coach enhanced his already remarkable legacy.

Diego Simeone breaks La Liga record

On February 25, over a decade after taking over the reins at his beloved side, Simeone racked up another accomplishment. Despite the game against Real Madrid finishing in a 1-1 draw, ‘El Cholo’ celebrated a record-breaking 425th match in charge of Atleti.

As the fixture kicked off, the 52-year-old eclipsed the previous record held by, Miguel Munoz, who coached ‘La Casa Blanca’ between 1960-1974.

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During his time at the Bernabeu, the footballing sensation won an astonishing nine La Liga titles and two European Cups.

But while he held the accolade for an astonishing 49 years, Simeone now stands alone as the most loyal manager in the history of the Spanish first division.

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