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Football: Borussia Dortmund CEO extends deal by three years to 2019

Published on Aug 11, 2014 5:04 PM

BERLIN (REUTERS) - Borussia Dortmund have extended chief executive officer Hans-Joachim Watzke's contract to 2019, adding three years to the official's existing deal as reward for a very successful decade at the club, the Bundesliga runners-up said on Monday.

Watzke, who took over in 2005, helped revive the club from the brink of bankruptcy to become the second strongest force in German football, both on and off the pitch, behind Bayern Munich.

"...Watzke has delivered outstanding work in the past few years," club president Reinhard Rauball said in a statement.

"He was the master builder of Borussia in the recent past, he is the current master builder and will now also oversee the sustainable development of this great club."

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