Bayer Leverkusen have renewed coach Klaus Augenthaler’s contract.

Under his present deal, Leverkusen had the option to terminate Augenthaler’s contract, should the club not qualify for European football next season.

However, although the club are currently in 7th spot in the Bundsliga and therefore not guaranteed a European spot, Leverkusen have opted to extend the deal to the end of the 2005-06 season.

Leverkusen meet Liverpool tomorrow night in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League tie. They trail 3-1 from the first leg and must win the return by two clear goals to stand a chance of reaching the quarter-finals.