Ulster have confirmed that head coach Dan McFarland has signed a two-year contract extension with the Pro14 club.
McFarland took in charge of the Welsh regional side in 2018 and saw them finish runners up in the 2019/20 season of Pro14.
“I’m delighted to be signing again with Ulster. I have thoroughly enjoyed the last two and a half years working and learning with some really good people, and I’m looking forward to continuing to help drive on our improvement as a group and as individuals," he told the official website of the club.
“As a group, we are extremely ambitious in our aim to be consistently competing for championships.
"With exciting young talent continuing to emerge out of our Academy system, joining forces with the proven talent within our squad – many of whom have been recently recognised at international level – I look forward to what the weeks and months ahead hold as we take on our next challenges in the domestic league and in Europe this season.”
Meanwhile, Ulster chief executive Jonny Petrie is confident that McFarland's extension will help the club achieve its strategic goal.
“I’m extremely pleased to see Dan extend his commitment to Ulster Rugby, giving us the opportunity to continue to build on the fantastic work that he has done in his time here so far.
“It is plain to see, both on and off the field of play, the ethos that he has instilled in the group, and that is being borne out both in our performances and our results – a team of which the people of Ulster can be rightly and fiercely proud.
“I’m looking forward to working with Dan in the coming years, to see where we can take this. It’s an exciting prospect.”
Ulster currently are at the top of the table in Conference A of Pro14 with 10 wins from as many games.