Kevin Sheedy has been reappointed as coach of Greater Western Sydney for another season.
The veteran coach, who turns 65 in December, has signed a one-year contract extension after overseeing the Giants' debut season.
While GWS are rooted to the bottom of the ladder with just two wins and are guaranteed this year's wooden spoon, the fledging club have shown some promise both on and off the field under Sheedy's guidance.
The Giants defeated Gold Coast in Round 7 and Port Adelaide in Round 19, but cannot climb above the Suns on the ladder regardless of results in the final round of the season this weekend.
The appointment ensures Sheedy will coach a 29th season at senior level, having led Essendon for 27 years from 1981-2007.
Only Jock McHale (713) and Mick Malthouse (662) have coached more premiership matches than Sheedy, who has 656 games to his name.
Sheedy won four premierships as coach at the Bombers and three as a player at Richmond, but has never finished a season on the bottom of the ladder.The Giants host North Melbourne at Skoda Stadium on Saturday.