Jim McInally has agreed to stay on as Peterhead manager.
McInally, who guided the Blue Toon to League 2 promotion this season, had been considering his future after the effects of a stressful season.
However, after meeting chairman Rodger Morrison, the ex-Dundee United midfielder has opted to remain in charge and lead the club into League 1 again.
Five days of talks between McInally, Morrison and vice-chairman Iain Grant have agreed that Scotland’s longest-serving manager remaining in charge is the best way forward for the club.
McInally had mulled over leaving last year after failing to take the club up through the play-offs, but stayed with the club to oversee promotion.
After the final day of the season, in which Peterhead secured the League 2 title by beating Queen’s Park 2-0, Morrison indicated he hoped McInally could be persuaded today and that he had not taken the club as far as he could.