The longest serving managers in Europe's top-five leagues after Diego Simeone signs new Atletico deal

Here's a look at the top ten longest serving managers in football after Diego Simeone pens new deal

Aditya Devavrat
by Aditya Devavrat
5th September 2017

article:5th September 2017

Diego Simeone is already among the longest-serving managers at a single club in Europe’s top five leagues, and his stay at Atletico Madrid is set to go on for longer.

The Argentinian’s contract was due to expire at the end of this season, but he has now signed a two-year extension that will keep him at the club until the summer of 2020.


Simeone has been Atletico manager since 2011, leading the club to a Copa del Rey triumph and the league title in the 2013-14 season, while also taking Atletico to the Champions League final twice in three seasons.

He is the longest-serving manager in La Liga among current contingent, as he nears six years in charge at the Madrid club. That places him at fourth among the longest-serving current managers in Europe’s top five leagues.

Arsene Wenger is the obvious name who tops this list – have a look at the gallery above to see the rest of the top ten.


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Here's a look at the top ten longest serving managers in football after Diego Simeone pens new deal

Arsene Wenger has been Arsenal manager for 21 seasons.

Arsene Wenger has been Arsenal manager for 21 seasons.

Christophe Galtier took over the reins at Saint-Etienne in 2009 and has been in charge ever since.

Christophe Galtier took over the reins at Saint-Etienne in 2009 and has been in charge ever since.

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Stephane Moulin has been Angers manager since summer 2011.

Diego Simeone became Atletico Madrid manager in December 2011 and just signed a new contract.

Diego Simeone became Atletico Madrid manager in December 2011 and just signed a new contract.

Christian Streich has seen relegation and a top-flight return since taking over in December 2011.

Christian Streich has seen relegation and a top-flight return since taking over in December 2011.

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Dijon manager Olivier Dall'Oglio has become a Ligue 1 mainstay.

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Eddie Howe has had a hugely successful spell as Bournemouth manager since 2012.

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