BERLIN (Reuters) - German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble supports another five-year term for Klaus Regling as managing director of the eurozone bailout fund, the European Stability Mechanism (ESM), a government source told Reuters on Friday.


Regling, a fellow German, took office in October 2012 as the first head of the newly created ESM. His term ends on Oct. 7 and he has signaled a willingness to continue.


Because Regling's term is nearing its conclusion, Eurogroup president Jeroen Dijsselbloem recently urged finance ministers to put forward names of other qualified candidates.


(Reporting by Gernot Heller; writing by Erik Kirschbaum; Editing by Mark Trevelyan)