KARL Robinson has committed his long-term future to Oxford United after agreeing a new contract.

The head coach had two years left on his existing deal, which was only signed in August 2019.

After guiding the U's to the Sky Bet League One play-off final last season there was some interest from other clubs, but he has now agreed a new contract which lasts until 2024.

It is now being checked over by lawyers, but is due to be confirmed next week.

Robinson, whose side started the season with a Carabao Cup first round penalty shoot-out success against AFC Wimbledon, said: "We spoke about it in the summer.

"It wasn’t a case of waiting for anything to be sold to me.

"The club sold itself to me when I first came and it has kept selling itself to me over a period of time.

"It’s become more than just a club to me now, it’s become home and a way of my life.

"I’m happy, my family’s happy.

"I’ve got this year and next year left on my current deal, but this new deal will start from the beginning of this month and take me until some time in 2024, which seems like a lifetime away.

"I’m really excited and I want to thank the board."

He added: "One or two things came up in the summer where people were asking about the length of my contract and what would be a termination.

"It was never something that ever turned my head or was ever interested in."