World Cup-winning coach Joachim Löw confirmed on Wednesday that he will see out his contract with Germany which runs until the 2016 European championship.
The 54-year-old said he needed some time to come to terms with his emotions after his side’s superb display in Brazil but insisted he had never thought about stepping down.
Löw took over the national team after the 2006 World Cup having previously been assistant to coach Juergen Klinsmann.
As well as Die Mannschaft’s fourth World Cup triumph, he also led the side to the final at Euro 2008 and the semi-finals of the 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012.
Germany kick off their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign against Scotland on September 7.