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Vikings Sign HC Mike Zimmer To Contract Extension

The Minnesota Vikings announced Thursday that they’ve signed HC Mike Zimmer to a contract extension.

The Vikings did not provide any details regarding the new extension, but they should be available at some point in the near future.

Here’s a statement released by team owner Zygi Wilf regarding the move:

Mike has instilled a very positive atmosphere over the past three years and our players have thrived under his tutelage and leadership. His focus on helping our players develop and maximize potential, individually and collectively, is critical for our current and future success.  We believe the continuity established with Mike leading our football team is a very positive step for our organization.”

Owner and team president Mark Wilf added:

We are very excited about the direction of our football team with Mike Zimmer as our head coach. His leadership and the strong partnership he has with Rick Spielman has helped transform the culture of our football team. They have established a positive identity for this team with tough minded, disciplined, and smart football players and we believe Mike’s continued leadership bodes very well for our future.”

Zimmer, 60, was in the third year of his contract after being hired by the Vikings in 2014. Since taking the job, Zimmer has led Minnesota to a record of 18-14 (56.3 percent) to go along with one NFC North title and an 11-5 record in 2016.

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