Kaiserslautern extends contract for coach Kurz

Bundesliga side Kaiserslautern has showed its support for coach

Marco Kurz after a lackluster season start by extending his

contract.

Kaiserslautern said Tuesday it decided to extend Kurz’s contract

by one year to June 2013.

Club chief executive Stefan Kuntz said, ”We have one of the

best coaches of the league and want to continue working in this

position.”

Kurz said he was ”very happy to be able to accompany the club

further. We’re certainly not at the end of the road.”

Kaiserslautern has won just one of its opening eight league

games, and sits third from bottom of the Bundesliga in the

relegation playoff place.