Mick Harford will remain in charge of League One leaders Luton Town until the end of the season.
Harford, who celebrates his sixtieth birthday today, was appointed caretaker manager in January following Nathan Jones departure to Stoke City.
The former Hatters striker has since guided them to five wins in a row. They currently sit six points clear at the top of the table and are unbeaten in their last nineteen league games.
If they can extend this run to twenty-games by avoiding defeat at Fleetwood on Saturday, they will break a fifty-year-old club record.
Chief executive Gary Sweet confirmed the club would look to make a longer-term appointment in the summer.
Luton fans were delighted with the birthday announcement. Here is a selection of their responses on social media.
Gaffer. Leader. Legend.
— Rich Hardy (@richyhardy) February 12, 2019
A great birthday present from the big man! Happy birthday, Mick.
— Keith Hayward (@haywain2002) February 12, 2019
— Lee Evans (@Lee_Evans22) February 12, 2019
So typical of him to give us something special on his special day. Mickey, what an amazing man you are
— Allison Fox (@comeonhatters) February 12, 2019
Sensible decision. Anyone who is interested in the job would have been crazy to come in until this season is over.
— Ian Coles (@IanC1959) February 12, 2019
Watching him lift the champions trophy will be the best present of the lot
Nothing less this man deserves. A Legend on the pitch and in the Managers seat
A true club hero
— LMC (@LeoMcManus) February 12, 2019
Just brilliant.Another intelligent and timely decision.Congratulations and Happy Birthday Big Mick! Jelly and cake all round.@Mickharford
— Jon Exley (@JonnyHatter) February 12, 2019
Excellent news! Well done Mick. You are doing a magnificent job and you deserve a promotion to the Championship for all the effort and love you have put into this great Club. Happy birthday ?
— Vaughn S (@ZionistVaughn) February 12, 2019
It simply had to be. pic.twitter.com/vsTM98Zgor
— Mark Dear (@markjdear) February 12, 2019