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Mike Holmgren, the first since Vince Lombardi to coach the Green Bay Packers to back-to-back winning seasons, received a three-year contract extension Friday.

The deal keeps Holmgren with the team at least through 1999."The Packers were wonderful to me. I believe I have the best job in football right now," Holmgren said.

Holmgren, 46, former offensive coordinator with the San Francisco 49ers, signed a five-year, $2.75 million deal when he came to town in 1992.

No financial terms of the new deal were announced Friday, but Holmgren's agent, Bob LaMonte, called it a "tremendous, tremendous contract."

Asked whether he wanted to finish his coaching career in Green Bay, Holmgren said, "Wait a minute. I just signed the new deal. It took me a long time to do this. It is difficult for coaches to look that far ahead. It can be a fragile business at times."

Packers general manager Ron Wolf said Holmgren has proven himself a winner.