Union Berlin boss Urs Fischer has signed a new one-year contract extension with the club. The Swiss coach, who took over in 2018, will now be at the club until the summer of 2021 after agreeing fresh terms.
Fischer led them to promotion last season after they finished third in the German second tier, meaning they would be playing top flight football for the first time in their 55 year history.
He has so far guided his team to 14th in the table after five games, with their only win coming in a very impressive 3-1 triumph over Lucien Favre’s Borussia Dortmund.
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Union picked up their other point in an away draw at Augsburg, while they have suffered defeats at the hands of RB Leipzig, Werder Bremen, and most recently Bayer Leverkusen.
Fischer’s new deal will also still be valid if Die Eisernen get relegated from the Bundesliga, the club have announced.
After signing the contract, the 53-year-old former Switzerland defender said he was delighted to have his future secured and says he is looking forward to the future at the Stadion An der Alten Försterei.
The cohesion in this club, the way it cooperates with the various boards and staff and the support from the fans are really extraordinary,” he said. “It is great fun to work here and to pursue these ambitious goals together.
I’m very much looking forward to continuing to contribute to future success here at Union Berlin.”
Union are next in action on Friday night in a home game against Eintracht Frankfurt.