David Wagner expects Jonathan Hogg to set a high standard for the Huddersfield Town squad after handing the midfielder a new three-year contract.
Town took up their option to give the 27-year-old a further year at the end of last season, but have now secured his services to the summer of 2019.
And Wagner has written in the club option of a further year, so Hogg could be wearing blue and white stripes into 2020.
“His tenacity on the pitch is a great example to any player, his fitness is second to none and he is a good character as well,” said Wagner, whose side open their Championship campaign at home to Brentford on Saturday.
“I believe the identity we have brought to the team since November suits his abilities and I expect him to be an important player in the coming season.”
Hogg, who signed from Watford on a three-year deal in July 2013 for an undisclosed fee, missed the end of last season with a knee injury from which he has now recovered.
Saturday’s big kick-off would be a chance to add to 82 Town starts and six substitute appearances so far.
“It’s very good news for Huddersfield Town that Hoggy has extended his stay by signing this new contract, as he is a player who embodies our ‘Terriers Identity’ as much as any other,” added Wagner.
“As I said at the end of last season and all summer, keeping our talented players at the club is just as important as recruiting new ones, and it’s great that Jonathan’s long-term future is at Huddersfield Town.”
Hogg has featured 16 times since Wagner took control last November and will battle for central midfield selection alongside the likes of Aaron Mooy, Ivan Paurevic, Dean Whitehead, Kyle Dempsey, Phil Billing, Jack Payne and Kasey Palmer.