Falkirk manager Peter Houston signs new two-year deal



Falkirk have announced that manager Peter Houston and coaches Alan Maybury and James McDonaugh have all signed new two-year deals at the club.

Just three days after landing the Ladbrokes Championship Manager of the Month award, Houston has signed a contract that will take him through to the end of the 2017/18 campaign.

Houston and his backroom team have been rewarded with fresh terms following a fantastic run of form on the pitch, with the Bairns only three points behind leaders Rangers ahead of Sunday’s eagerly-awaited visit of Hibs.

Houston said: “I am delighted to sign the extension, it has been a very enjoyable experience so far.

“We can now plan and prepare for the next two years as a coaching unit. We ultimately want to get this club back to the Premiership and I look forward to continuing the challenge of doing that.”

Bairns chairman Doug Henderson said: “I’m delighted to tie up Peter and his team on longer deals.

“There’s no doubt that the club has moved forward under Peter’s management, with a strong performance in reaching the Scottish Cup Final last season and in our current position as second in the Championship promotion race.

“As a club, we will continue to invest in our team and in our facilities as we push for a return to the Premiership and we believe this will be achieved under Peter’s management.”