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Borussia Dortmund Coach Juergen Klopp Extends Contract to 2018

Oct. 30 (Bloomberg) -- Borussia Dortmund coach Juergen Klopp signed a two-year contract extension until 2018, the German soccer club said on its website.

Klopp’s current deal was signed in January 2012. The contracts of assistant coaches Zeljko Buvac and Peter Krawietz also were extended to 2018, Dortmund said. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

“As you shouldn’t separate things that belong together, we have once again extended the contracts of our head coach and his team,” Dortmund Chief Executive Hans-Joachim Watzke said.

Klopp, 46, is in his sixth season as Dortmund manager and has won two Bundesliga titles, along with the 2012 German Cup. Dortmund reached last season’s all-German Champions League final, where it lost to Bayern Munich.

The U.K.’s Daily Mail newspaper reported two days ago that Klopp was the top choice to succeed Joachim Low as coach of the German national team. Low reached agreement last week on a new contract until 2016, the Mail said.

Dortmund is second in the Bundesliga this season, one point behind Bayern Munich. The club is also tied for first place in its Champions League group with Arsenal and Napoli.

To contact the reporter on this story: Bob Bensch in London at bbensch@bloomberg.net.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Christopher Elser at celser@bloomberg.net.

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