Veteran Rost wins new deal

Off-field role also lined up for German international

Rost: New deal

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Hamburg coach Martin Jol has rewarded veteran goalkeeper Frank Rost with a new 12-month contract.

Rost, 35, will now stay with the Bundesliga leaders until the end of the 2009/10 season.

The German international, who joined Hamburg from Schalke in January 2007, has also been given the opportunity of taking up a non-playing role with the club when he hangs up his gloves.

"He is not only an important player on the pitch, but he also has a lot of influence on our team off it due to his strong personality," sport director Dietmar Beiersdorfer told the club's official website.

Rost said: "Everything is just perfect. I am very happy, not only with the sporting side of things but with the whole environment at the club."