Manager John Caulfield has agreed a new deal with Galway United to continue at the helm until at least the end of the 2023 campaign.

The former Cork City boss, who has turned United from First Division strugglers into a team currently third in the table ahead of the promotion/relegation play-offs, has expressed his delight with the new contract.

United have five games left before the play-offs, with Shels leading the way and UCD, Treaty and Bray among those battling for promotion along with United.

Caulfield said at Eamonn Deacy Park today: "It's over a year since I came in. A lot has happened since. We got to the play-offs last year in the short spell I was here before we went full-time this year with new management.

"We'd new players too and it's an exciting time. I'm really thrilled after so much work has gone in. We're trying to get out of the First Division. The potential of the club; the rapport around the city and county; and the fans coming back all make us want to reawaken the club.

"We want to bring success to the club. I'd like to thank Jonathan Corbett and the board for their backing and hopefully we can drive the club forward over the next two years and bring success to it."

He added: "A lot has been made about being full-time but you have to put structures in place and get people to buy in. People see the matches every week but there is a lot of work going in the background.

"There are a lot of young players coming through the academy with Johnny Glynn there and we see great potential. At the same time, we need to deliver results on the pitch."

United's next game, Friday 24 September, sees UCD come to Terryland. The pair have an identical win-draw-win record so far this term.