Jim Gavin confirmed the news that every Dublin football supporter wanted to hear, at today's launch of the Leinster GAA Senior Championships.
It was music to the ears for those of a blue persuasion but not for managers of the other inter-county teams in attendance...the Dublin gaffer has committed himself to the job for at least another two years.
He gave his first reaction to the news to 98FM Sport's Stephen Doyle and was asked what was the main motivating factor for staying in the position.
"Well first of all I'm enjoying it and it's an absolute privilege to be working with this group of players and there's more talent being developed by the clubs and you're excited to get working with those players as well.
"But you know, part of the reviews that I go through with the county board, they're periodic.
"We met up a while ago and just talked about the coming years and after my initial three years, we pushed it on to two which brought it up to this year and we agreed to move for another two years up to the end of 2019.
"I'm just having great fun and enjoyment and great energy to do it so I'm delighted that the county board have put that offer on the table and I'm looking forward to pushing on."
It is no secret that Gavin, like all GAA managers, has a lot of commitments outside of gaelic games, including his job with the Irish Avivation Authority.
So was there even a slim chance that he may have felt this year could be the year to hand the reins over to the next man?
"Well I think every year that I've been involved as a manager, I sit down with my management team, we review the year and I meet with the county board and review it and go back to them and make sure that they're happy with the way things are progressing.
"That has never changed and it won't change in the future either. We all volunteer our time in the Dublin football team, the management, the backroom, volunteer their time. The players are volunteering their time.
"If the county board are happy for me to be able to offer me to do the job...obviously first and foremost my family that it can work and my profession, with the Irish Aviation Authority, that that can work out as well.
"To be honest they are the two most important things. The sport is something that you choose to volunteer your time for and I'm just so happy to be able to make that choice on behalf of Dublin GAA."
Under the Round Towers club man the Dublin trophy cabinet has been filling up at an incredible rate, going back to his time as under-21 manager when he led the young Boys in Blue to All-Ireland titles in 2010 and 2012.
He has won another three All-Ireland titles in the last four years at senior level, as well as four Leinster Championships and four league titles.
But Gavin insists that the prospect of collecting more silverware was way down on his list of priorities when he was considering whether or not to continue in the role.
"Well yea I suppose people...you look at those tangible things, the trophies that the team have won but for me the success piece is when you see a player coming up from a club.
"All the players are developed by the clubs, we just put a little bit of polish on them and to see them individually and collectively develop and be successful as players and as a football team, sometimes that doesn't manifest itself in trophies.
"From the coach's perspective that's one of the most enjoyable aspects of it, to see that development of the players and we will always go for that process.
"If I can manage to get the team to perform to their very best, simply, we have done our job and that's the job the county board have asked me to do.
"If we come along and meet a team that outperforms us, that's just sport, that's just life."
And every Dublin supporters knows that life would be an awful lot sweeter if the Boys in Blue were to climb the Hogan Stand steps this Autumn to collect Sam Maguire for a third consecutive year.
There is a lot more football to be played before that happens but the blue faithful will be a lot more content knowing that the man in charge is going nowhere for another two years at least.