Joey Barton has been rewarded for steering Bristol Rovers to a sensational promotion from League Two with a bumper new contract.
Barton - with one year left on his current deal - has today signed a three-year extension agreement, taking him into 2026.
He was appointed as manager of Rovers on 22nd February 2021, with the club in a relegation battle.
Unfortunately, he could not prevent the Gas from dropping into League Two. However, the club bounced back in his first full season in charge, finishing third and gaining automatic promotion back to League One with a stunning 7-0 win on the season's final day.
On his new deal, Barton said: "I am delighted to sign a new deal at Bristol Rovers. The journey we have been on and the support I have received from the owner Wael Al-Qadi, the CEO Tom Gorringe and the relationship we've built with the Gasheads, these are all massive factors in me signing on for another four years."
Owner Wael Al-Qadi said: "I am extremely pleased Joe has decided to continue to lead the club forward. I am really excited to see him building this squad of talented and committed players. I wish him all the very best and this new deal hopefully shows him just how important he is to my vision for Bristol Rovers football club."
Prior to managing Rovers, Barton was in charge at Fleetwood Town between 2018 and 2021.