Bundesliga: Freiburg announces extension of Coach Streich deal with club

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Christian Streich
Christian Streich

Christian Streich has extended his deal as Freiburg coach, the Bundesliga club announced on Tuesday.

The club, however, did not specify an end date to the contract with Streich.

Previous agreements have been extended by one year, with his new deal expected to finish in 2024.

“It is nice that we still like coming into the office and maintaining an open and honest exchange.

“The group here is special and it is a pleasure for me to continue working at this club together with my coaching colleagues,” the 57-year-old said.

After playing for Freiburg, Streich started as a youth coach in 1995 before becoming head coach in December 2011, making him the longest-serving coach in the Bundesliga.

He is currently overseeing the most successful period in the club’s history.

Streich took them to the German Cup final for the first time in 2021-22, which they lost to RB Leipzig on penalties.

This season, Freiburg have spent much of the year in the top four and could qualify for the Champions League for the first time.

Freiburg are also in the last 16 of the Europa League against Italian giants Juventus but are 1-0 down ahead of Thursday’s second-leg at home.

Streich, who rides his bicycle to training and games, has turned down interest from bigger clubs to stay with Freiburg and has become a cult figure in Germany.

AFP

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