Whitby Town boss Chris Hardy has committed his future to the club by signing a new contract to stay at the Turnbull Ground.
Blues boss Hardy’s current deal was set to expire at the end of the campaign, but his new deal will see him stay until the end of next season.
“The signing of a new contract for myself was an easy decision and one that was never really in doubt for me when putting pen to paper,” Hardy said.
“I don’t mind going on record to say that this season has been the most challenging period I’ve ever had in nearly 900 competitive managed games.
“To have confirmed our involvement at Evo-Stik Premier level is a massive part of going forward as a football club.
“Our short-term aim remains a promotion season. This is something that both the management team and the playing staff will be working towards.
“I feel that season 2018-19 starts now and putting together positive results, along with securing new deals for existing players, will be a good starting point for what promises to be a very busy summer leading up to the new season.
“I’d like to thank everybody associated with the football club for their continued support, with which I have no doubt that together we can be successful and achieve the goals I firmly believe the football club deserves.”