Nuremberg - 1. FC Nuremberg have been boosted by the news that head coach Michael Wiesinger and his assistant Armin Reutershahn have both signed new contracts with the club.

They will now be in charge of the Bavarian outfit for the next two seasons until their contracts expire in June 2015.

"Logical step"

Sporting director Martin Bader was delighted to see the two men reaffirm their commitment to the club. "In December, we put a great amount of thought into who the best solution for 1. FC Nuremberg was following Dieter Hecking’s departure to Wolfsburg,” he explained.

“But we have made the right decision with Michael Wiesinger and Armin Reutershahn. They have worked well with the players to have an excellent second half of the season, and it’s a logical step to that we continue working with this setup.”

"On the right path"

Wiesinger himself was equally pleased with the deal. "We’ve been on the right track with the team over the past months,” said the 40-year-old former Nuremberg player. “I’m confident that Armin and I will be able to successfully continue applying the philosophy of this traditional club. The contract extension is a sign of the faith that the board has in our work as a management team.”

Wiesinger took over during the winter break and led the side to a comfortable 10th-placed finish in the Bundesliga, as well as a nine-match unbeaten run between 3 February and 14 April.