Simeone wins his sixth title as Atletico coach
In case anyone had any doubts, Cholismo is still very much alive, and Diego Simeone can now bask in the glory of having won his sixth title as Atletico Madrid coach.
After three seasons in which, despite competing with the best, they hadn’t won any titles, the rojiblancos savoured the win over Lyon.
What looked like a disaster in December, when Atletico’s elimination from the Champions League was confirmed, has ended in celebration.
Simeone saw the Europa League as a new opportunity and his team were the clear favourites.
El Cholo has won three national titles (one LaLiga , one Copa del Rey and one Spanish Super Cup) and three European titles (two Europa Leagues and a European Super Cup).
He will fight to win the seventh, in the European Super Cup, in August.
With his six titles as coach of Atletico, Simeone is now level with Luis Aragones, who won a League, three Cups, a Spanish Super Cup and an Intercontinental Cup.
In addition, Atletico have reached two Champions League finals (lost to Madrid) and been beaten in a Spanish Super Cup by Barcelona.
With Simeone at the helm, the rojiblancps remain a tremendously competitive outfit and fully deserving winners of the 2018 Europa League.