GUISELEY have announced that joint managers Marcus Bignot and Russ O'Neill, as well as assistant manager Paul Clayton, have all agreed contract extensions that will keep them with the club until the end of the 2021/22 season.

The trio joined Guiseley in May 2018, following the club's relegation from the Vanarama National League, and helped manage the transition into the Vanarama National League North.

They also led The Lions to an Emirates FA Cup Second Round encounter with Joey Barton's Fleetwood Town side last season, beating League Two Cambridge United 4-3 on route.

This season, Guiseley have been much improved in the league too, and Bignot, O'Neill and Clayton have guided them up to 10th going into this weekend's round of fixtures, just one point outside the play-off positions.

Discussing the new deals, O'Neill said: “I’m absolutely delighted that we’re staying.

“I believe football clubs should be built and not bankrolled. Eighteen months ago, when we came to the club, we had a huge job on. The most obvious and overwhelming factor for me was to try and knit the whole club back together from top to bottom.

“I wanted us, as a management team, to impose our personalities and give the whole club a DNA that we could all buy into and be proud to be part of.

“I believe now that, from every corner of the club, we are pushing in the same direction and when that happens anything is possible.

“We have a young team that are growing as every week goes by, and they are completely backed by a fantastic support that also continues to grow.

“It is our view that we want to keep this young hungry team together as much as possible, so we can continue to build.

“We have a thriving academy that are producing good young players and we continue to work closely with Dave (Currie) and Danny (Ellis) in making sure there’s a clear pathway for these boys to come through and benefit from the opportunity of playing first team football.”