MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 18: Demons head coach Simon Goodwin looks upfield during a Melbourne Demons AFL training session at Gosch's Paddock on February 18, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Melbourne senior coach Simon Goodwin has penned a two-year contract extension at the club, leaving him in charge of the Demons until at least the end of 2024.

Goodwin is currently in his sixth season at the helm, having taken Melbourne to their first premiership in 57 years in 2021.

Unbeaten after seven rounds, Goodwin is leading a flying Demons side who have made a flawless start to season 2022 and remain the strong flag favourites.

In a club statement, Melbourne CEO Gary Pert said the club was delighted to secure Goodwin's services for another two seasons.

“We are in a really exciting window for our football club and Simon is absolutely the man we want leading our team,” Pert said.

“Simon is a passionate leader and educator, who lives and breathes the club’s values.

“He has had a remarkable impact on the club since arriving in 2014. He has developed strong and meaningful relationships with players, coaches, and staff, and has instilled a fantastic culture within our football program. A culture which was pivotal in us achieving the ultimate success in 2021.

“We are excited to see what Simon and his team can achieve in the years to come.”

Goodwin is nursing an impressive coaching CV, having earned last season's AFL Coaches Association of the year in his fifth season.

He took over the senior coaching role in 2017 after first joining Melbourne in 2014 as an assistant coach, with this contract extension expected to make him a decade-long mainstay at the proud club.

Since becoming senior coach, his overall win-loss record sits at 63-1-47.

Goodwin missed his side's 10-point win over Hawthorn last Saturday through the league's Health and Safety protocols, but is expected to return for their much-anticipated clash with St Kilda on Sunday afternoon.