Leon Smith
Leon Smith has signed a new three-year dealGetty Images

Leon Smith has signed a new three-year deal to lead Great Britain's Davis Cup team. The Scot assumed the role in 2010 and in November 2015 he led them to a first Davis Cup title in 79 years with victory over Belgium.

The new deal will see him remain as the Lawn Tennis Association's head of men's tennis. The announcement comes on the back of Great Britain's recent triumph over Japan at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham.

"It is a huge honour and privilege to continue captaining our Davis Cup team," he said after signing the new deal, according to ESPN. "We have achieved so much over the last six years and becoming world champions last year will be the highlight of my career."

Smith was appointed as the head of Britain's Davis Cup team when it was at a low ebb, having suffered the embarrassment of defeat to Lithuania. At the time, Britain were on the verge of relegation to the cup's bottom tier.

Subsequently, however, he has overseen a dramatic reversal in their fortunes, which culminated in winning the Davis Cup in November.