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Vermes extends SKC contract

Kansas City, KS (Sports Network) - Sporting Kansas City announced Tuesday that Peter Vermes has signed a contract extension to remain the club's manager and technical director through the 2017 MLS season.

"What's been important for us is continuity on and off the field and this decision allows us to keep that continuity in place for the foreseeable future," Sporting Club CEO Robb Heineman said. "We love that Peter has always been a long-term thinker and I believe the building blocks around turning this into a great organization long-term are in place. Having another four years to advance this cause is going to be very valuable to the team. We love that Peter has the commitment that he has to this city, this organization and to the development of the players."

Vermes has overseen all soccer operations for Kansas City since being named technical director in November 2006 and is the longest tenured technical director in MLS.

He became the club's manager in 2009, producing a winning percentage of .577 over five seasons, the best in team history and the sixth best all-time among MLS coaches with at least one full season on the touchline.

07/23 12:12:38 ET