Hitzfeld took the reins on an interim basis in January following the dismissal of Felix Magath, but was persuaded to stay on until June 2008. Although the coach had previously stated he will leave Bayern next summer, Hitzfeld has now decided to play the waiting game over his future.
"We won´t make a decision on my future before March or April," he told German newspaper Bild. "Whether I extend my contract will depend entirely on what my situation is at that time and whether my health can hold until then."
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