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Schaaf earns Bremen backing

Published: Thursday 8 December 2005, 19.08CET
Werder Bremen have rewarded Thomas Schaaf for guiding the club into the UEFA Champions League knockout stages with a new contract until 2008.
Published: Thursday 8 December 2005, 19.08CET

Schaaf earns Bremen backing

Werder Bremen have rewarded Thomas Schaaf for guiding the club into the UEFA Champions League knockout stages with a new contract until 2008.

Werder Bremen have rewarded Thomas Schaaf for guiding the club into the UEFA Champions League knockout stage with a new contract until summer 2008.

European glory
The German side won 5-1 against Panathinaikos FC last night and that, coupled with FC Barcelona's 2-0 success at Udinese Calcio, was enough to ensure Bremen runners-up position in Group C. The 44-year-old's contract had been due to expire this term but he was keen to stay at the club he has served all his professional career.

Loyal servant
Schaaf, a defender as a player, enjoyed a terrific 16-season stay at Bremen after breaking through in 1978, forming close ties which led to him joining the coaching set-up at the Weserstadion after hanging up his boots. He served his apprenticeship with the Under-18s and reserves before taking over the first team in May 1999, with his finest hour to date being the title achieved in the 2003/04 Bundesliga.

Last updated: 08/12/05 19.28CET

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