Borussia Monchengladbach have extended the contract of their director of sport Max Eberl until 2017.
Eberl joined the club in 1999 as a player and, after finishing his career in 2005, took on the role of youth director before becoming the club's director of sport in 2008.
"Max Eberl stands for a sporting development of our team, for a good, sustainable transfer policy and for a successful youth development," said the club's president Rolf Konigs.
"He has now been with us for more than 14 years and has been director of sport for almost five years.
"He is therefore one of the defining faces of Borussia."
Gladbach only narrowly missed out on securing back-to-back Europa League qualification in the season just ended.