Hammers star pens new deal
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The England Under-21 star was handed the number one role at Upton Park following the departure of David James midway through last season.
Bywater moved to West Ham in 1998 from Rochdale and spent time on loan at Wycombe, Hull, Wolves and Cardiff before establishing himself in East London.
"I am very pleased to have signed on for another three years at West Ham," he told the website of his agents Stellar Group.
"The club have invested a lot in my career and the manager showed great faith in me last season - I am determined to repay everyone here by helping the team into the Premiership.
"We were very unlucky last year and I am sure that we will start next season with a squad capable of challenging for promotion again. I really cannot wait to get started again,
"It is going to be a very exciting year both for me and for West Ham."