Diego Simeone
Diego Simeone has won one La Liga title and one Copa del Rey as Atletico Madrid boss Getty Images

Diego Simeone confirmed that he will still be Atletico Madrid manager next season after watching his side beat Athletic Bilbao at the Vicente Calderon on 21 May.

Simeone, 47, had been linked with the Inter Milan and Arsenal jobs after leading Atletico to a third-place finish in La Liga.

The 3-1 win over Bilbao was Atletico's last ever game at the Vicente Calderon, with the club moving to the 67,000-capacity Wanda Metropolitano next season.

Simeone confirmed that he will lead Atletico at their new home next season.

"Journalists continually ask me if I'm going to stay and yes, I am going to stay," the Argentine coach told Spanish daily Marca. "Do you know why I'm going to stay? Because this club has a future and that future is all of us."

Simeone, who made more than 150 appearances for Atletico as a player, took over as the Madrid club's manager in 2011 and has led them to one La Liga title, one Copa del Rey and one Europa League title.

He also led the club to two Champions League finals in 2014 and 2016, both of which ended in defeat against city rivals Real Madrid.

Simeone paid tribute to all the players and coaches that had contributed to the history of the Calderon after the win against Athletic.

"I thank all of those who have passed through this pitch, from the footballers to coaches to directors," he said. "They have all helped to build this club.

"For you fans, the idea of feeling is very profound and other teams can have more money or more trophies than us, but they will never be able to equal the feeling that you all have for Atletico."

Simeone's decision to stay at Atletico could have profound implications for Manchester United's plan to sign Antoine Griezmann, with some reports suggesting that the France international's future with Los Colchoneros is tied to that of his club boss.

The 26-year-old signed a new contract to stay at Atletico until 2021 last summer after getting assurances that Simeone would stay at the club.