Next Match: away to VfB Stuttgart, December 07
Hannover coach Mirko Slomka remains optimistic that Mame Diouf will extend his contract with the club beyond the end of the season. Speaking to Germany's Sky Sport News, Slomka said: "We're working on getting him to focus on us and extend his contract here. I have a great deal of hope because he's happy in the city, loved by the fans and respected in a great way by the team. Mame is the right guy for Hannover." Diouf, who arrived at the club from Manchester United, is out of contract in the summer and would be free to join any other club without commanding a fee, unless he commits to a new deal.