Ards have announced that manager Warren Feeney will stay on as manager after agreeing a new two-year deal with the club.
Despite seeing his side drop down into the Championship for next season after losing the promotion/relegation play-off to Carrick Rangers, the former NI striker will stay on at the Bangor Fuels Arena.
The rebuild will begin now for Feeney, who will aim to rebuild the squad into one that will bounce straight back into the top flight at the first opportunity.
The 38-year-old took over as manager in February when Ards parted company with Colin Nixon following a poor start to the season, facing a difficult task to keep the side in the Premiership.
Although Feeney managed to avoid automatic relegation, their two defeats to Carrick saw them consigned to the second tier for next season.
Despite that, Feeney picked up 13 points in his nine league games in charge and nearly pulled off a miracle escape, which has assured the Ards board that he is the man to lead the club forward.