The Argentine super-coach was suspended for tonight’s final against Marseille in Lyon but watched from the stands as his ruthless side ran out 3-0 winners on the night.
Atlético Madrid's goalscorers in Europa League finals:
2010: Diego Forlán ⚽⚽
2012: Radamel Falcao ⚽⚽
2018: Antoine Griezmann ⚽⚽
Elite-level strikers: Every year 💯 pic.twitter.com/HgUC6CbBNI
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) May 16, 2018
The victory cements Simeone’s reputation as one of the greatest managers in Ateltico’s long and illustrious history, with his trophy haul standing at two Europa Leagues, one La Liga title, one Copa Del Rey and one European Super Cup – as well as reaching two Champions League finals – in his seven-year reign so far.
Simeone is contracted to the club until 2020, and will no doubt fancy a crack at winning the Champions League again next season – but there’s a lot of Gooners out there who are hoping Ivan Gazidis and co make him an offer he simply couldn’t refuse:
Arsenal sign Simeone now
— franklinnnabuko (@franklinnnabuko) May 16, 2018
What I'd give for Diego Simeone at Arsenal. Instead we are going for Arteta.. life isn't fair.
— 🇹🇹 (@Mta_1991) May 16, 2018
Diego Simeone never really gets mentioned as possible Arsenal manager. Too much of an uncompromising winner and too demanding for our club to handle?
— tim payton (@timpayton) May 16, 2018
Why isnt Simeone even considered for the Arsenal job?
I mean, mans been competing in La Liga, CL & won countless Europa League with a bang average squad.
Has mastered the art of defense, which is EXACTLY what is needed at Arsenal right now !
— Merci Arsène Wenger (@Arsenal490304) May 16, 2018
Diego Simeone is the man for Arsenal .What a record the man has in getting his teams to finals .Break the bank for him he’s worth it along with Allegri .
— Mario (@unclebird40) May 16, 2018
I’m ready to give in to the dark side. Arsenal please go for Simeone
— Michael Greenberg (@Mike8Greenberg) May 16, 2018
I think Simeone would be great as Arsenal manager (providing they give him a good budget to work with)
— R C John (@_RCJohn) May 16, 2018
— Unbeaten Track (@49unbeaten0304) May 16, 2018
We should be breaking the bank for Simeone!! #Arsenal
— Jordy Inglis (@jordyinglis) May 16, 2018
Arsenal should be doing everything they possibly can to get Diego Simeone
— RUSEV IN THE BANK (@DayofRusev) May 16, 2018
Completely agree with @GNev2 that Diego Simeone is the perfect coach for @Arsenal. He's elite. Atletico 2nd in UEFA rankings because every season they compete for biggest prizes against richer clubs. Simeone's won every trophy bar UCL – he's a winner.
— Tom (@TomWizard_) May 16, 2018
Atletico are so good. Been saying it for years, Arsenal need to go all out for Simeone.
— Nate. (@NateDoggthe2nd) May 16, 2018
But why can't Stanley Kroenke bring Diego Simeone to Arsenal?
And sign Neymar for him.
The money is there.
— Ben Figo (@CallMeBenfigo) May 16, 2018
If I were the arsenal board I would be doing everything I could to try and persuade Simeone to take over. He’s exactly what they need.
— Michael Teward (@mteward) May 16, 2018
What Arsenal really needs is Diego Simeone.
— TeeToTaler (@iadbj) May 16, 2018
Is there any chance at all that Diego Simeone could be the next Arsenal boss?
What do you think?