Derek McInnes has signed a contract extension at Kilmarnock.

The 52-year-old has agreed new terms with the Rugby Park club to extend his stay in Ayrshire by a further year until the summer of 2027.

It caps off a tremendous week for the manager who is fresh from guiding Killie to a fourth-placed finish in the Scottish Premiership, which will see them play in the Europa League this summer.

He was also recently awarded the Scottish Football Writers' Manager of the Year and Premiership Manager of the Year. 

On signing his new deal, McInnes said: “Kilmarnock is a fantastic place to work and I enjoy it every single day, I come bouncing into work with a smile on my face, everyone here is so supportive from the backroom staff up to the board.

“The reward from this season comes with the European games, which is our next proper game and we’ll look forward to that.

“The demand will change next season, so I’ll enjoy it just now because I know I’ll not get to enjoy it for too long.”

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Phyllis Carroll, Managing Director of Kilmarnock Football Club, added: “Derek’s commitment to the club provides the foundation and stability required to implement long-term plans that will positively impact our team standing and strengthen youth pathways, a perfect example of this is the introduction of David Watson to the first team who has since worn the captain’s armband.

“We also announced earlier this week that another five youth players have signed their first professional contracts – this is important for the club’s future.

“It’s important that we establish a long-term strategy for the club, to ensure that we continue to improve on and off the park. Derek is a vital part of our projected growth and with his guidance we believe, that in time, we’ll have built a much stronger Kilmarnock for our supporters and the next generation of Killie fans.”