KHL team Avangard Omsk's coach Raimo Summanen has extended his contract by one year after refusing repeated offers of a two-year deal, general manager Vladimir Kapuloksky told R-Sport on Tuesday.
The Finn reached an agreement with last season's Gagarin Cup losing finalist after a lengthy day of talks, Kapuloksky said.
"We offered Raimo a two-year contract, but he expressed a desire to sign an agreement only for a year," he said.
"And then we will see."
Summanen, 50, succeeded Igor Nikitin as Avangard head coach in 2010.
Avangard was one game from victory in the best-of-seven Gagarin Cup final series against Dynamo Moscow when defenseman Anton Belov tested positive for a banned stimulant and was suspended.
Dynamo won the next three games to steal the title 4-3 in dramatic fashion.