Feyenoord's Ronald Koeman signs contract extension until 2013

The 48-year-old has been rewarded for his positive work in North Holland with a one-and-a-half year extension to his deal, which was set to expire at the end of the season
Ronald Koeman has expressed his delight after agreeing a deal to stay on as Feyenoord coach until 2013.

The former Ajax and Valencia trainer succeeded Genk-bound Mario Been last summer, and has been an instant hit at the De Kuip, with the North Holland outfit currently sitting fifth in the standings, just four points shy of a Champions League place.

Koeman's work has not gone unnoticed by Feyenoord, and the club have rewarded him with a contract extension for a further year-and-a-half.

"I am feeling very well at Feyenoord, and I am pleased that we have reached an agreement," Koeman was quoted as saying on the club's official website.

"We have a group with a lot of potential and have plenty of room for progress."

Feyenoord restart their Eredivisie campaign with a clash against VVV on January 22.