Carlton have officially ratified coach Brett Ratten's reappointment for a further two years, the club announced on Tuesday night.
Following the Blues' fifth place finish and semi-final appearance, Ratten's new deal was a fait accompli according to chief executive Greg Swann on Monday.
And following the club's regular monthly board meeting, Blues president Stephen Kernahan confirmed Ratten will be staying at the helm for at least further two seasons.
"Prior to the season the club and Brett agreed that a decision on his future would not be made until Carlton's season was completed and tonight's scheduled meeting came just days after our semi-final loss," he said.
"We have continued to provide feedback to Brett throughout the season and tonight's decision will enable the club to finalise discussions with Brett and his manager to formally reappoint Brett as the senior coach of the Carlton Football Club."
Since taking over in 2007, Ratten has taken the club from a regular bottom four side to the finals the past three years.
But it wasn't until this season when the Blues finally notched a finals victory, having had narrow interstate losses in the two years previous.
Their season ended in another heartbreaking interstate defeat as they fell three points short of the Eagles last weekend.