Graham Arnold will remain Australia manager until the end of the 2026 World Cup, Football Australia confirmed on Monday.
Arnold, 59, led the Socceroos to the round of 16 of the World Cup in Qatar where they were knocked out of the tournament by the Argentinian winners.
Reports said Arnold had rejected offers from European teams and an Asian national team to stay in charge.
“I love Australia and I love Aussie rules,” he said.
“Nothing in football can ever match the exhilaration, pride and sense of accomplishment that I and the whole team feel in Qatar.”
The former Socceroos striker was appointed as Australia’s assistant coach in 2000 and then served as caretaker boss for a year following the departure of Dutchman Guus Hiddink in 2006.
He returned to the national team in 2018 as a manager after a disappointing World Cup campaign in Russia which saw Australia finish bottom of Group C.
They qualified for the 2022 Winter Tournament – their fifth consecutive World Cup – by beat Peru on penalties in an intercontinental play-off in Doha.
After a 4-1 defeat in their first group game against France, Australia beat Tunisia to finish second in Group D and reach the knockout stages for only the second time.
Arnold said his “hunger” to stay in the role “has never been stronger” and that he wants to succeed nationally and locally.
He added: “I know I have more to give to the Socceroos program and Australian rules football, where I want to bring more smiles to our fans like we did in Qatar.
“I am extremely passionate about our journeys and ensuring that we not only produce more elite talent through a connected pyramid, but also that these footballers have the right opportunities to achieve their dreams.
“In addition to success on the pitch over the next four years, I want to help deliver results for football in the form of bespoke infrastructure for our game across Australia.”