Gordon Moffat has signed a new long-term deal to stay on as Clydebank manager until 2023, the club have confirmed.

The 39-year-old, whose previous deal was up at the end of the season, joined the Bankies in September 2019 after the departure of Kieran McAnespie.

He took the club to fifth in the Premiership before the 2019-20 campaign was ended early due to the coronavirus pandemic.

On the “average points per game” system, the Bankies finished ninth – and they were flying at the top of the Premiership this season, having won six and drawn one of the seven matches they played before football was suspended in January and the 2020-21 campaign declared null and void earlier this month.

It means that Moffat, who made 82 appearances as a player for the club between 2010 and 2013, has still not completed a full season as Clydebank manager, despite being in charge for 18 months.

He will be hoping that will come in the 2021-22 season, with his coaching staff, assistant manager Gary McMenamin and first-team coaches Kirk Forbes and Drew Marshall, set to remain with him at Holm Park for the next two years.

Speaking to the club’s website, Moffat revealed he was pleased to sign on the dotted line after a lengthy period of discussions – however the outcome over his future was never in doubt.

He said: “It’s really good to get everything sorted and finalised – we have been speaking about it for a number of months, so it was never going to be an issue.

“It’s not really about me or the backroom team, it’s just about having that stability for the players as we move on to next season.

“Everything within the club is going in the right direction and that’s something we want to be part of going forward.”

Chair Grace McGibbon believes that everyone at the club has the same hopes for the future and is looking forward to the return of football later this year.

She added: “We are delighted to have Moff and the management team officially with us for the next couple of years.

“We wanted to recognise the efforts of the management team because we see them as an important part in the next stage of the club’s journey.

“Our expectations and ambitions align with Moff’s and we are all excited about getting the team back on the park and progressing as far as we can together.”