Marcelo Bielsa is to stay on as coach of Chile after agreeing a new five-year deal.
The Argentine had been in demand following an impressive World Cup campaign, where the Chileans reached the second round of the tournament before being eliminated by Brazil.
Although Chile didn’t exceed expectations the South American side attracted plaudits for their free-flowing attacking football.
Despite the interest, Chile have managed to secure the 55-year-old’s long-term future, with his contract to run until the end of the 2015 Copa America.
“We have reached a complete agreement which was ratified unanimously by the board,” said Chile Football Federation president Harold Mayne-Nicholls.
“We can say with certainty that we will have Marcelo for several more years, heading the team selection, and also engaging in the Under-20s, carrying on work in the national football federation, maintaining constant communication with the community through lectures and other activities.”