More work to be done … Kevin Sheedy's job as GWS coach is far from complete. Photo: Sebastian Costanzo
Kevin Sheedy will collect his first wooden spoon as coach this year but it will not prevent Greater Western Sydney from extending his contract by another season.
The Giants will announce this morning that Sheedy will remain at the helm of the expansion club, ensuring the four-time premiership mentor's distinguished coaching career will see a 29th season.
His original three-year deal with the Giants was set to expire this year but the team's better-than-expected on-field results in their debut season combined with his outstanding marketing of the club has convinced GWS to leave him in charge for another 12 months.
The club will wait until next year to decide whether Sheedy, who turns 65 in December, remains as coach in 2014.
Today's announcement will also raise queries over Mark Williams's future at the Giants but the club expects the former Port Adelaide premiership coach to honour his contract to remain as a senior assistant for next season.