Hoffenheim boss Marco Pezzaiuoli has signed a new contract which will keep him at Rhein-Neckar-Arena until 2014.
The 42-year-old took over as head coach in January after Ralf Rangnick had brought an end to his four-and-a-half years in charge.
Pezzaiuoli has endured a torrid time since taking over, as his team were dumped out of the German Cup by second division Energie Cottbus.
Meanwhile, Hoffenheim have also confirmed that Ghana international Prince Tagoe has joined Partizan Belgrade on loan until the end of the season with a view to a permanent deal.
Hoffenheim general manager Ernst Tanner told his club's official website: "Prince Tagoe was unable to work himself into our first team.
"He will now be able to earn first-team experience with Belgrade and this will hopefully boost his progress."