Estonia manager Tarmo Ruutli, who has steered the Baltic minnows to within sight of the Euro 2012 finals, has had his contract extended until at least the end of 2013.
The Estonian Football Association said that Ruutli would be at the helm until at least December 31, 2013, taking the Blueshirts through qualifying for the 2014 World Cup.
It raised the possibility of his remaining in charge for longer, if they make it to the 2014 finals in Brazil.
Estonia take on Ireland next month in the Euro 2012 play-offs.
Even if they lose the crunch two-legged contest, they will still have ventured further in international competition than any other team from the nation of 1.3 million.
They are not letting success go to their heads, however.
"I have to say that it will be harder for all of us to go on from this point than it was to reach the point that we are at now," Estonian FA head Aivar Pohlak said in a statement.
After regaining independence, the Baltic state was readmitted to international football by global governing body FIFA in 1992.
Ruutli has coached Estonia since 2007, guiding them through their unsuccessful qualifying campaign for the 2010 World Cup and overcoming upsets on the way to Euro 2012.
He had a previous spell in charge of Estonia's senior side in 1999-2000, before going on to combine the post with managing Flora Tallinn.
Pohlak underlined the importance of continuity at the top.
"It is very important that we got where we are now with an Estonian manager and that, for the first time, the Estonian national team will go through qualification for its third consecutive tournament under the leadership of the same manager," he said.
Source: AFP Global Edition