Roberto Mancini has ended speculation about his future by signing a new five-year contract with Manchester City.
Mancini replaced Mark Hughes as City manager in December 2009, guiding them to the FA Cup in 2011 and the Premier League a year later.
May saw City secure their first league title since 1968 after Sergio Aguero scored in the dying seconds of their final game of the season against QPR.
In recent days Mancini had been linked with the Russian national team, but on Monday evening the club confirmed a new long-term deal at the Etihad Stadium had been agreed.
The Italian said: "I am delighted to be able to give all of my efforts to Manchester City for a further five years.
"The opportunity which exists to build on our recent success is enormous. Manchester City is a fantastic football club, from the owner, chairman, Board and the executive team, through to the players, staff and fans.
"I am very much looking forward to the challenges and excitement ahead."
Interim Chief Executive Officer John MacBeath added: "Roberto’s managerial credentials have been well proven in Europe for many years and in leading a team which has won the FA Cup and an unforgettable Barclays Premier League title in successive seasons, his ability to manage in the English domestic game is also undisputed.
"This new agreement allows Roberto to focus on the challenge of guiding a team which is capable not only of defending the Premier League title, but one which can compete for European honours."