Hecking commits to Wolfsburg

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Wolfsburg head coach Dieter Hecking has signed a contract extension, committing himself to the Bundesliga outfit until 2018.

The 50-year-old Hecking, whose previous deal was set to expire in 2016, took over the reins at the club in 2012, and last year guided them to their first DFB-Pokal title.

"I've always emphasised my desire to remain with Wolfsburg beyond 2016 and how I feel I enjoy the total faith from the bosses here in Wolfsburg, and I would like to express my thanks for that," Hecking said in a statement.

Wolfsburg finished second in the Bundesliga last season, their best result since winning the league in 2009. The result was a continuation of a period of improvement shown under Hecking, with Die Wolfe finishing 11th in his first season in charge and fifth in his second.

As a result, it's no surprise that Wolfsburg's hierarchy are pleased to see Hecking commit to the club.

"I'm delighted we are able to continue going along the path we have been following together in years to come," said Wolfsburg's director of sport, Klaus Allofs.

"With his footballing philosophy and his way of working, Dieter Hecking fits in perfectly here at Wolfsburg. We still have plenty of objectives to aim for with him as our coach.

"We want to further the very good performances of our team last season so that we can establish ourselves finally and firmly among the top clubs.

Wolfsburg have already secured one piece of silverware this season, beating Bayern Munich in the German Supercup.