West Bromwich Albion on Thursday revealed they plan to hold contract talks with manager Steve Clarke in the new year.
Clarke, who took over at the Hawthorns in June 2012, is out of the contract at the end of the season and he is set to be rewarded for lifting the Baggies into a comfortable mid-table position in the Premier League.
The 50-year-old was hired to replace Roy Hodgson in what was his first managerial role having previously been assistant manager at Chelsea, West Ham United and Liverpool.
The Baggies are currently 10th in the table, with Clarke having guided them to eighth last season.
In a statement on the club's official website, sporting and technical director Richard Garlick said: "Steve's contract situation was discussed at last month's board meeting.
"We decided that we would open talks with Steve in the new year which, historically, we feel is the appropriate time to address such matters."