Euro 2012 news

Hitzfeld extends Switzerland stay

March 11, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Ottmar Hitzfeld has renewed his contract with Switzerland until the end of the 2014 World Cup.

Ottmar Hitzfeld
PA PhotosSwitzerland coach Ottmar Hitzfeld

Hitzfeld, who won the Champions League with both Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich, took charge of Switzerland in 2008 and led the side to the 2010 World Cup, where they beat eventual champions Spain in their opening game.

His original deal had been due to expire after Euro 2012 but the 62-year-old has now committed to another two years in charge.

Switzerland currently sit third, behind Montenegro and England, in their qualification group for Euro 2012, having taken three points from their opening three games.