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Hecking delighted to extend contract as Wolfsburg head coach

STUTTGART, GERMANY - AUGUST 09: Coach Dieter Hecking of Wolfsburg reacts during the DFB Cup First Round match between Stuttgarter Kickers and VfL Wolfsburg at GAZI-Stadion on August 9, 2015 in Stuttgart, Germany. (Photo by Daniel Kopatsch/Bongarts/Getty Images)

STUTTGART, GERMANY - AUGUST 09: Coach Dieter Hecking of Wolfsburg reacts during the DFB Cup First Round match between Stuttgarter Kickers and VfL Wolfsburg at GAZI-Stadion on August 9, 2015 in Stuttgart, Germany. (Photo by Daniel Kopatsch/Bongarts/Getty Images)

WOLFSBURG, Germany --

Wolfsburg coach Dieter Hecking has extended his contract with the club by two years to 2018.

Hecking says "we have a lot ahead of us in the coming years and I'm looking forward to the coming tasks".

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The 50-year-old Hecking left Nuremberg for Wolfsburg in December 2012 and has overseen steady progress at the Volkswagen-backed club.

Wolfsburg won the German Cup and finished runner-up in the Bundesliga last season, qualifying directly for the Champions League.