Pasquale Marino has signed a new deal with Udinese until 2012.
"We had been talking it over with the club, but I didn't expect the contract to extend until 2012. It was a wonderful surprise for me and very satisfying, especially after just five months together."
"It isn't easy to find people who can share your plans over the long term. We have absolutely synchronisation in terms of work and projects, while Marino has found the ideal environment for him.
"Marino has achieved important results through an organised system of football. There is a long way to go, but we have laid solid foundations for the future of Udinese. We won't set targets, but I would one day like to see us back in the Champions League."