Luke Beveridge is sticking with the Bulldogs.
Luke Beveridge is sticking with the Bulldogs.

Going nowhere: Bevo signs on long-term

SO much for Grant Thomas's suggestion the Saints make a big play for the Luke Beveridge with the Bulldogs coach extending his contract.

Beveridge had one year to run on his contract but revealed on Friday morning he had signed a three-year contract extension to stay at Whitten Oval.

Beveridge took the reins in 2015 andled the Dogs to a drought-breaking premiership in 2017.

Former St Kilda coach Grant Thomas this week urged the Saints to offer Beveridge a 10-year contract to fill the vacant coaching role at Moorabbin after the departure of Alan Richardson.

"I am very grateful for the opportunity to continue in my capacity as the senior coach of this brilliant Club through to 2023," Beveridge said.

"It is such a privilege to work with so many great people who do an outstanding job of guiding and nurturing our young men. It is also an honour to be associated with a club that does so much in the community and continues to provoke thought around our social conscience and what we can do for others.

"I have been very fortunate to feel the affection and the support from our passionate fans. We do this for each other, but ultimately, we do it for our supporters and we aim to make you proud of your club.

"It is a responsibility I will continue to manage with the weight it deserves as we strive to be the best team again."