Stuart Gray has spoken of his delight having been named as head coach of Sheffield Wednesday.
Gray has successfully steered the Owls out of the relegation zone after taking over on a temporary basis from previous boss Dave Jones in December.
The 53-year-old has posted six wins, four draws and just two defeats from his 12 games at the helm, including progress to the fifth round of the FA Cup.
He told swfc.co.uk: “I am delighted to get the job on a permanent basis.
“This is a football club with a rich heritage and history and I am very proud to become head coach.
“While this is a fantastic honour for me on a personal note, I have to credit the players because they have given everything to get the recent results we have enjoyed.
“It’s not been just the results, though, it’s the manner in which we have won games such as Leeds at Hillsborough in front of the nation on TV, when we were just electric.
“The most important thing is that we have got out of the bottom three, but we’ve also scored goals, we’ve played well and the confidence is back in the team but there’s still a long, long way to go and we want to climb up that league as quickly as possible.”