FORMER Town player Adrian Boothroyd has agreed a new contract as Watford manager which runs until 2010.
The one-time defender has been on a rolling one-year deal since taking over from Ray Lewington in March but he has been rewarded after guiding the Hornets to third in the Championship.
"Adrian has proved himself to be someone who combines exceptional man-management skills with the very best in pure coaching qualities," said Hornets chairman Graham Simpson.
"In a short space of time, he has taken this club by the scruff of the neck and given us new purpose, vigour and far greater self-belief.
"As a result, Adrian has become highly respected by everyone associated with Watford and the wider football public, particularly our fans.
"We have been talking to him for the past few months about his future and we are delighted that he has committed to the Watford cause until 2010."
Bradford-born Boothroyd, 34, played 10 times for Town during the 1989-90 season.