STUART Dew will coach Gold Coast for at least a further two seasons after finalising a new deal.
Dew's contract extends his stay at the Suns until the end of 2022, as AFL.com.au revealed in February.
The former Port Adelaide and Hawthorn premiership player has overseen a complete list overhaul since taking over from Rodney Eade.
The new-look Suns are now one of the most exciting teams in the competition with top-end draft talent Matt Rowell, Izak Rankine, Ben King, Noah Anderson and Jack Lukosius.
Dew's first two years in charge yielded just seven wins, but the 3-3 beginning to 2020 has been full of promise.
Despite the tough beginning to his tenure, Gold Coast was always bullish about his progress, opening negotiations last year to extend his time at the club.
"I'm humbled and really privileged to coach this club," Dew said.
"All good footy clubs have stability. We've worked really hard the last three years to have that stability on-field, and the last piece of that puzzle was some off-field stuff as well."
Dew said his primary focus in this first contract was the list overhaul and providing an environment players wanted to stay in.
With those factors now largely ticked off, the next two-plus years were about improvement.
"Our main goal was to regenerate the list, reset the whole footy club and create the best environment where players can come in every day to improve with great facilities and great people," he said.
"It's taken two years to get to that point and now it's about getting the work done.
"Our choice to go to the draft was really important, but also the environment, where these guys want to stay, and they've shown that, they've committed.
"We've got a good core group of players that we think at the end of this contract, if we get our process right, the rest should take care of itself."