Germany coach Joachim Low has signed a contract extension that will see him stay in the role until the 2014 World Cup finals.
The 51-year-old had been linked with the Bayern Munich job which will become vacant when Louis van Gaal leaves the club in the summer.
However, Low has now committed his future to the national team and the German Football Federation (DFB) confirmed he will be in charge for the 2014 World Cup.
The DFB also confirmed that assistant Hansi Flick, goalkeeping coach Andreas Kopke and manager Oliver Bierhoff will stay on until after the finals in Brazil in three years’ time.
Low took over from Jurgen Klinsmann in 2006, leading Germany to the runners-up spot at Euro 2008 and to third place at last year’s World Cup in South Africa.
Low admitted this week that he wanted to avoid a repeat of last year’s situation at the World Cup, when speculation over his future was a ‘constant presence’.
“We want to avoid (that) at Euro 2012,” he told Bild.
“The co-operation with the DFB (German Football Federation) was good over many years, even if that was one problem, no question.
“We see good prospects for the national team with our young players, the DFB is in agreement with our concept.”