Sammer extends contract as Bayern Munich's director of sport

BY foxsports • November 19, 2014

Bayern Munich have extended the contract of director of sport Matthias Sammer by three years until 2018.

Sammer replaced Christian Nerlinger in the role in 2012 and has overseen the club's return to the summit of German football after two seasons playing second fiddle to Borussia Dortmund.

Bayern won the Supercup, Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal and Champions League at the end of his first season at the club before repeating their Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal triumphs while adding the UEFA Supercup and the FIFA Club World Cup last season.

"At its last meeting, the advisory panel voted unanimously in favour of Matthias Sammer's contract being extended," said Bayern's president Karl Hopfner.

"Continuity in its management has always been one of Bayern's strengths and that will continue to be the case in the future too.

"We're delighted that Matthias is going to carry on in the role of director of sport for three further years."

Sammer, who led Borussia Dortmund to the 2002 Bundesliga title as head coach before a less successful spell with Stuttgart and a period as the technical director of the German Football Association, expressed his delight at being fitted out with a new long-term agreement.

"I'd like to thank the advisory panel for their faith in me, but also for the good collaboration with my colleagues on the club's board," he said on the Bavarian club's website.

"I can promise that I will put the same passion and intensity into the job that I have done up until now.

"All of us at Bayern Munich have big aims and I want to play my part in us reaching them."

Bayern are currently four points clear at the top of the Bundesliga while they have booked their place in the last 16 of both the Champions League and the DFB-Pokal.