Koeman extends Hungary contract
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Hungary have extended the contract of their coach Erwin Koeman by a further two years, as the team looks to qualify for UEFA EURO 2012.

"We have extended his contract until October 2011, which is the end of the qualifiers for the 2012 European Championships," said Hungary FA spokesman Peter Serenyi.

If Hungary qualifies for EURO 2012, Koeman who has been in charge of the team since May 2008, will stay on as head coach until the end of the tournament.

Hungary are currently second behind Denmark in Group 1 of the qualifiers for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™, and are up against Sweden and Portugal during the month of September. 

Koeman's contract was extended because of the team's solid results so far, and "to give some psychological support to the team prior to two decisive matches," added Serenyi.