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Schaaf shakes on new Bremen deal

Coach Thomas Schaaf has extended his contract with Werder Bremen by two years until 2010, saying that he aims to "achieve even more" at the Weserstadion.

Thomas Schaaf has brought trophies to Bremen
Thomas Schaaf has brought trophies to Bremen ©Getty Images

Coach Thomas Schaaf has extended his contract with Werder Bremen by two years until 2010, saying he wants to "achieve even more".

In the pipeline
The Bundesliga club's sporting director, Klaus Allofs, said of the move: "We reached an agreement a while back, but in recent weeks there have been so many things of bigger importance which have taken up our time."

Silver streak
The 46-year-old Schaaf took over from Felix Magath in 1999 and has become Bremen's second most successful coach of all time after Otto Rehhagel. Having started by lifting the 1999 German Cup, he led the Weserstadion team to the 2003/04 domestic double before winning a third German Cup in 2005/06. "We have achieved a lot and want to achieve even more," said Schaaf. "That includes more silverware." Bremen remain without a point after two UEFA Champions League Group C games, going into a double-header against S.S. Lazio on Matchdays 3 and 4.