"I was hired to get the team into the top four and we've achieved that. I feel relaxed and grateful to many people, starting with the club, the players, my staff, people who had faith in me, my family ..."
Atletico president Enrique Cerezo later stated: "(Aguirre) He's a great coach and a great person. I will neither confirm nor deny that we will renew his contract. I'll just say that there is a clause and we honour our contracts."