Stuttgart extend coach Korkut's contract to 2020

2018-06-11 03:20:43 GMT2018-06-11 11:20:43(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

BERLIN, Jun 10 (Xinhua) -- Stuttgart and head coach Tayfun Korkut have agreed on a contract extension ahead of schedule, the Bundesliga club confirmed on Sunday.

Korkut and his assistants Ilija Aracic and Steven Cherundolo penned a contract extension until June 2020.

"We have a top coaching staff with Tayfun Korkut and we are happy to extend the contracts with him and his assistants until 2020. Certainly, the sporting success in recent months was exceptional but equally important to us is the professionalism, harmony and obsession they work with," said Stuttgart's sporting director Michael Reschke.

The 44-year-old head coach joined the "Swabians" on January 30 and led the club to the seventh place in the Bundesliga standings this season. Korkut collected nine wins, four draws and one defeat in overall 14 encounters.

"The cooperation with the club management as well as the team and staff was trustful from the first day and characterized by the goal of being successful. It quickly became clear that we would like to continue the successful path of the past months. I would like to thank those responsible for the trust," Korkut said.