Northampton director of rugby Jim Mallinder has agreed a new long-term deal with the Saints.
In his five years at Franklin's Gardens, Mallinder has turned Northampton into one of the top sides in Europe - winning four trophies along the way.
The Saints have reached three successive Aviva Premiership semi-finals, while they were beaten Heineken Cup finalists in 2011.
The former Sale coach missed out on the England job earlier this year and the longest-serving director of rugby currently in the Premiership had no hesitation in agreeing a new club deal, one which ties him to the Saints until at least 2015.
"I'm very happy at Northampton Saints," he told the club's official website. "We also have a talented group of coaches and support staff which is among the best in the league. We all want the club to improve year on year and are committed to working together to achieve that.
"We have come a long way in a short period of time, but I know that there is more to come in the future. We have won silverware and played in some massive occasions, and this is where I know we can compete year in, year out, and regularly bring major trophies to the club.
"The fact that my family is settled and happy in the area also played a major part in my decision to sign again. We all feel very at home in the Northampton area and feel a part of the community here.
"I'm proud to be director of rugby of the Saints, which has a great history and fantastic supporters, and I'm looking forward to bringing more success to the club in the future."
Chairman Leon Barwell hailed the impact Mallinder has had on the Saints.
"You cannot overstate how important he has been to the rejuvenation of the team, which then has a massive part to play in everything else we do at the club," he said.
"He is a first-class coach, one of the best in England, and a terrific guy to have at the club.
"Like everyone at Franklin's Gardens I am delighted that Jim has extended his commitment to the club until at least 2015, and I'm sure that Saints supporters everywhere are looking forward to the team continue to flourish under his leadership."