Swiss World Cup qualification extends coach Yakin’s contract

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Murat Yakin will stay coach of Switzerland until Euro 2024 in Germany after securing qualification to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar triggered an automatic contract extension. Yakin confirmed the clause late Monday after the 4-0 win over Bulgaria, combined with Italy being held 0-0 in Northern Ireland, booked the Swiss ticket to the finals. “Everything is clear with this qualification,” national team director Pierluigi Tami told broadcaster SRF. “It was already planned in this case that he’d stay national coach to 2024.” The 47-year-old Yakin succeeded Vladimir Petkovic on the national bench in A…

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