After five years and almost 250 appearances, captain Conor Coady has committed his long term future to Wolverhampton Wanderers by signing a deal keeping him at Molineux until 2025.
The Liverpool Academy graduate joined the ‘pack’ in 2015 from Huddersfield Town and has played every minute of Premier League football since Wolves were promoted back to the top-flight in 2018, helping the club to consecutive seventh-place finishes.
“It’s an incredible day, honestly,” Coady told Wolves TV.
“I look at what this club has given me over the years, and it feels like home to me – it has done since the first day I came.
“I’m honoured to play for this football club every day, so to sign a new deal is absolutely incredible,” he added.
Having spent the first two Championship campaigns in midfield, Nuno Espirito Santo’s arrival as manager saw the 27-year-old transformed into a reliable leader at the heart of defence and also off the pitch.
In the 2019-20 season, Coady lead Wolves out in European competition following an absence of almost 40 years, becoming the first man to wear the armband in Europe since fellow former Liverpool defender Emlyn Hughes in the 1980/81 UEFA Cup.
The 2020/21 season began with another proud moment for the skipper as he was called up to the England senior squad by manager Gareth Southgate last month.
Having captained his country at youth level, Coady got his opportunity on the senior stage and put in a man of the match performance as England earned a Nations League draw with Denmark.
It was the first time a Wolves player had appeared for England since Matt Jarvis back in March 2011 and, the first to start since Steve Bull over 30 years ago.
Coady has been called up for a second time today, alongside fellow midlands players Jack Grealish and Tyrone Mings for October’s games against Wales, Belgium and Denmark.
After putting pen to paper on a new deal, along with the boss last month, Coady knows the hard work must continue if the players are to match the ambitions of the club.
“I think the way the club’s moved in the last three years has been remarkable and we’re all lucky to be part of this club,” he said.
“However, you can’t be satisfied. As long as I’m helping my team mates every day, and helping the team move forward, that’s all I want.”
Wolves face Fulham at Molineux in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon, looking to bounce back after a crushing 4-0 defeat to West Ham.