Slomka expects to stay at Hannover
Hannover coach Mirko Slomka says he still expects to sign a new contract extension with the club and that money should not be an issue.
Contract talks between Slomka and the Lower Saxony club broke down recently when Slomka said the offer he had received did not fairly reflect what he has achieved with the club. Negotiations are likely to recommence over Christmas and Slomka is optimistic about them ending positively, although he insists he is not holding the club to ransom.
"I expect a solution will be found before the second half of the season starts," he told the Hannover Neue Presse newspaper. "As far as my earnings are concerned, I am still in the lower regions of the Bundesliga and I don't think that I belong to the big earners or even that I will leap above the average."
Slomka therefore believes it should not be too difficult for the club to fulfil his wishes. "My new contract is not rocket science," he added.
Hannover end the year 2010 in fourth position in the Bundesliga with 31 points, which is already only three wins short of their minimum aim for the entire season. They are only two points adrift of second-placed Mainz and 12 behind the league leaders Borussia Dortmund, but perhaps more importantly, the relegation zone is a comfortable 16 points behind.