Western Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge will retain his position for a further three seasons after accepting a contract extension on Friday, making him the second-longest serving Dogs coach if he sees out the full tenure.
Beveridge has coached the team for 109 games to date, clocking 60 wins and 49 losses. His contract was due to expire at the end of the 2020 season.
The deal comes as three clubs – St Kilda, Carlton and North Melbourne – are on the hunt for a new senior coach.
“I am very grateful for the opportunity to continue in my capacity as the senior coach of this brilliant club through to 2023,” Beveridge said in a statement.
“It is such a privilege to work with so many great people who do an outstanding job of guiding and nurturing our young men.
"It is also an honour to be associated with a club that does so much in the community and continues to provoke thought around our social conscience and what we can do for others."
The club's chief executive Ameet Bains said they had been in discussions with Beveridge for some time, adding he was "thrilled" the agreement had been made.
“Luke has clearly demonstrated his coaching ability, as well as a profound way of connecting with his players, with a capacity to build strong relationships with the people around him," BainRead More – Source