Steven Pressley has agreed to stay as Falkirk manager next season.

The former Scotland defender's current deal expires this summer but, following weeks of negotiations, all that remains is for the 38-year-old to put pen to paper on a new contract.

With a Ramsdens Cup triumph, a Scottish Communities League Cup semi-final against Celtic and a promotion push that only faltered two-thirds of the way through the campaign, Pressley is thrilled to have been charged with trying to guide his young side to further success.

However, with Farid El Alagui, Mark Millar and Tam Scobbie almost certain to depart at the end of the season, he insists he is overseeing a long-term project at the club.

"Although we want to see progression, I think the long-term future of this club is an exciting one," said Pressley. "Over the last year we've started putting the building blocks in place, but we can't be impatient. That's not me trying to buy time for myself, that is the reality of the situation. If we want to build this football club around our young players then we do need to show patience.

"The problem on many occasions going down this pathway is impatience and that is why we continue to be open with our supporters."