It's another step forward in the Bradford Park Avenue trenches as club chairman Dr John Dean has today tied down First-Team Manager Adam Chabukiani to the club until 2021.
The young Georgian manager entered his fourth year at the West Yorkshire club this July. In his four years at the club, Chabukiani has brought the fans four consecutive promotions up to the Championship, one FA Trophy and one League One title along the way.
He also signed up club legends like Matthew Fletcher, who is the clubs' all-time leading goalscorer with 166 goals to his name and has won the Golden Boot award every season during his stay at Horsfall Stadium. Other club icons include Samir Nabi and Kasjusz Piwowarczyk, whom the fans fell in love with during their stay at the club.
But the key thing that he has brought with him to Bradford Park Avenue is stability. The 32-year-old spent years in the club's backroom staff, from the Under-18's Assistant Manager, to the First Team Assistant Manager under John Deacey. He has spent almost fifteen years involved with the running of the club.
This experience brings the knowledge of the club and it's needs. On the first day that Chabukiani was instated as First Team Manager on 1st July 2015, he immediately went looking for new coaching staff, the clubs' first scouting team and more physios. This created the foundation he needed to get out of the 6th tier of English football, and it is the same stability which has propelled the club all the way into the 2nd tier of English football.
But after months of discussion, Chabukiani is finally set to continue his reign of success in Yorkshire, with the club already sitting at the top of the Championship table. The Sukhumi-born boss signed a deal until June 2021, and has received a 120% wage rise in comparison to his old contract. Some clauses include that if Chabukiani gets Bradford PA promoted into the Premier League, he will receive a further 40% wage increase. It also states that Chabukiani will receive 50% of any compensation Avenue receives if he is to leave the club. This figure tots up to around £200,000 at this time.