Urs Fischer has been training at Union Berlin since 2018
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Urs Fischer will remain the coach of Bundesliga club Union Berlin beyond the end of the season.
As the club announced on Wednesday, the contract with the 56-year-old Swiss had been extended.
No information was given about the term.
Fischer's assistant Markus Hoffmann also received a new contract.
»What we have been able to experience together in recent years is unbelievable and hard to describe.
As I have often emphasized, I feel very comfortable at Union," said Fischer: "The daily work together with the team and the entire team, the conditions that the club provides, the human interaction with each other - all of that is very important factors for our success over the past four years.«
From league two to the top of the Bundesliga
The 56-year-old, whose old contract would have expired in 2023, took over Union in 2018 and was promoted to the Bundesliga in his first season.
Since then, the club has easily managed to stay up in 2020, a year later Union qualified for the Conference League and last season even for the Europa League.
Union is currently number one in the Bundesliga table and is the only team so far without defeat.
Union President Dirk Zingler said that Fischer was "an excellent coach who, together with the entire coaching team, has led our team into the most successful sporting phase in our club's history." remain Union members for years.«
Oliver Ruhnert, managing director of professional football, praised the continuity in the cooperation with Fischer and Hoffmann.
“We now know each other very well and know what makes each other tick.
Something like that helps immensely in day-to-day work and that's why I'm very happy to have continuity in these important positions," said Ruhnert.