Kenny Shiels has agreed a new two-year deal to remain as Kilmarnock manager, STV has learned.
The Northern Irishman, who guided the Ayrshire side to League Cup glory this season, had previously expressed his desire to remain at Rugby Park.
And a deal has been agreed after protracted talks with chairman Michael Johnston.
The club are expected to hold a news conference in the next 48 hours to confirm the deal.
After Kilmarnock’s last game of the season against Dunfermline, Shiels revealed he had turned down an approach from an English side.
However he said he had turned down the opportunity to attend the interview as he felt “it was unfair” to speak while with Kilmarnock.
Speaking last week, Shiels stated his belief he was the best man to take Kilmarnock forward and now talks have reached a satisfactory conclusion for both sides.
The 56-year-old was assistant manager to Mixu Paatelainen and took over the reins on a temporary basis when the former Hibs boss left to take over the Finland national team in March 2011.
He was then appointed as the permanent boss last summer on a one-year deal.
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