Gisdol pens Hamburg extension

Bundesliga outfit Hamburger SV revealed that they have extended coach Markus Gisdol's contract as they look to maintain their ever-present status in the top-flight.

Gisdol was appointed in September last year when he was tasked with saving the side from relegation after Bruno Labbadia and his technical team parted ways with the club.

Hamburg is the only team to have participated in every season in the top-flight division since the league's establishment in 1964 and the club currently languish third-from-bottom in the latest table – 12 points ahead of bottom-placed SV Darmstadt 98.

The 47-year-old mentor revealed his delight upon the extension of his contract, whilst the club's sporting director Jens Todt uttered his sentiments with regards to the retention of the former TSG 1899 Hoffenheim coach.

"In the current situation, we still have to remain focused and put everything into our sporting goals – we have a great goal in mind," he told the Bundesliga website.

"However, I am delighted the club has approached me, I would like stability and continuity, and that we will continue our collaboration beyond this season.

"We're very happy that we will continue to work with the current coaching staff.

"In the coming years, we are determined to continue along the path we have started out on," Todt concluded.

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