Brighton manager Dean Wilkins has agreed a three-year deal with chairman Dick Knight.
Wilkins was appointed full-time manager in September
Wilkins' current contract expires in June and Knight told the club's official website: "This gives both Dean and the club some stability.
"He and I will now begin planning for to mount a serious challenge to get back to the Championship."
Wilkins added: "I'm extremely proud and my passion and desire to make our club successful remains as strong as ever."