Enke sticks with Hannover

Hannover goalkeeper Robert Enke has ended speculation surrounding his future by signing a new contract with the Reds.

Hannover goalkeeper Robert Enke has ended speculation surrounding his future by signing a new contract with the Reds.

Enke was the number one target of Stuttgart, whose current goalkeeper Timo Hildebrand will be leaving at season's end.

However, he has committed his future to Hannover until 2010 in the belief that the Lower Saxony club are on the way up.

"I am really keen on the sporting challenges and want to realise something in this team," he said.

The Bundesliga's best goalkeeper for the last two seasons, as voted by his fellow professionals, has earned a significant pay rise and will now receive nearly £1.3million ($A3.4million) per annum on a three-year contract.

Earlier this year, the 29-year-old lost his young daughter and the support he received from the club throughout that traumatic time also played a part in his decision.

"The whole package is right for me in Hannover," he added.
Source PRESS ASSOCIATION