West Brom head coach Tony Pulis has agreed a contract extension until 2019, the Premier League club have announced.
The former Stoke boss was entering the last year of his contract at the Hawthorns but that has now extended by chairman John Williams for a further season until 2019.
Despite not winning over some sections of Albion support, Pulis has the faith of the club’s new Chinese owners and appointed Gary Megson as his assistant last month.
Pulis, 59, told the West Brom website : “I’m delighted to extend my contract because it continues the stability within the club which is essential for its progress.
“I’ve said all along that we are in a building phase which requires a step by step process.
“I think we’ve seen an improvement all across the club in recent seasons and we must continue that in what is such a tough, tough league.
“Having spoken to John at great length over the summer, we know this club has a direction it needs to follow and we are determined to do that.”
Pulis added: “We can never underestimate just how important it is to keep our place in a league that is now the most famous and the most followed in the world.
“Neither can we underestimate how difficult that is.
“You only have to look at the Championship in recent years to remind yourself how many clubs have fallen through the hoop and how many sets of supporters would love to be where we are now.
“We must never take that for granted and continue to commit every ounce of our energy to keeping our club in the division every club in the country wants to be in.”