Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold has confirmed he will remain in charge of the Hyundai A-League champions for at least the remainder of the current season.
In a club statement on Monday night, the two-time Grand Final winner ruled himself out of contention to replace Ange Postecoglou at the helm of the Caltex Socceroos.
"I am committed to Sydney FC and 100% focused on seeing out this season and winning two more trophies for this great club," Arnold said.
"I can confirm I will not be coaching the Socceroos in Russia."
Sky Blues chairman Scott Barlow said the club is determined to challenge for more silverware domestically and in the AFC Champions League.
"Graham will be our Head Coach here at Sydney FC until at least the end of this season," Barlow said.
"Beyond that, we look forward to continuing our discussions about our long-term plans together.
"Everyone at the club is focused on winning back to back A-League titles and embarking on our most successful Asian Champions League campaign ever."