Atalanta announce Gasperini contract extension

Atalanta President Luca Percassi announced that coach Gian Piero Gasperini has already signed a new contract until 2024, with option to extend until June 2025.

He is already an unusually long-running tactician for Serie A standards, having taken over in June 2016.

His current deal was meant to expire at the end of the current campaign, sparking speculation he could be poached for the Premier League or a bigger traditional Serie A side.

However, having taken Atalanta from relegation strugglers to regular Champions League participants for three years running, Gasp is committed to life in Bergamo.

“Today we signed the extension of the contract with Gian Piero Gasperini,” announced President Percassi on Sky Sport Italia.

“He is at the centre of the project and he will continue to be until 2024, with an option to extend for the 2024-25 season.

“It was something we had agreed over the summer, but this morning we finalised the paperwork. Gasperini is the right person for our project.”

This evening, Atalanta crushed Venezia 4-0 for their fourth consecutive Serie A victory.

On Saturday, they earned their first league win away to Juventus since 1989.

Gasperini has 259 competitive games on the Atalanta bench, overseeing 136 wins, 65 draws and 57 defeats.

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