Former Leeds boss Brian McDermott has pledged to deliver silverware within the next five years after committing his future to Super League newcomers Toronto Wolfpack.

The four-time Grand Final-winning coach has been rewarded for guiding the Canadian club to promotion from the Championship in his first season at the helm with a new five-year contract.

The Wolfpack lost just one of their 29 matches under the former Bradford and Great Britain forward as they achieved their aim of reaching Super League within five years of their formation with two seasons to spare.

The Ontario club will play in the top flight from February and have already signalled their intent with the signing of All Black second rower Sonny Bill Williams.

"In 2020 we will be in the Super League and on a personal note, I can't wait to get back there but, more importantly, this club deserves to be at the top level and we will give a strong showing week in and week out," said the 49-year-old McDermott.

"The club is fantastic and I am thrilled to commit long-term and to continue on what is and will be an exciting journey.

"Toronto Wolfpack offers a challenge and ambition that not many other clubs have. I'm excited at being a part of something that could genuinely be a game-changer for rugby league in the UK and around the world.

"From the moment I walked through the doors here I knew we had great people and that as a club, we could go anywhere.

"While five years is a long contract and a massive commitment, it makes sense as the club needs long-term coaching that will see systems and processes being put in place on and off the field in the pursuit of continued success.

"We have the bravery to aim high. We have players and staff that have the courage to say we want to be in finals and achieve success.

"The Wolfpack is here for the long term. We're aware of how big the task ahead of us is but we're also aware of just how exciting it is that we're giving ourselves a genuine chance to affect and change rugby league in both Canada and the UK.

"This is a dynamic that only our club has."

McDermott was the most successful coach in Leeds' history with eight trophies in eight years but was sacked in July 2018 with the Rhinos destined for a bottom-four finish.

He was appointed by Toronto as the successor to Paul Rowley four months later and has not looked back.

"We feel there isn't a better coach out there that can guide this team to greatness," said Wolfpack chairman Bob Hunter.

"It doesn't matter if you have talented players on the field unless you have someone like Brian to lead and guide them to reach their absolute full potential and that's where we feel he does his best work.

"We are extremely fortunate that Brian has decided to commit to our team long-term and feel that he is a vital part of this organisation going forward."