Wolfgang Niersbach will stay on Fifa's executive committee despite resigning as German Football Association president over bribery allegations.
Niersbach quit on Monday over a 6.7m euro (£4.9m) payment to world governing body Fifa, which was allegedly used to bribe officials to vote for Germany's bid to host the 2006 World Cup.
That payment has resulted in a tax evasion investigation.
Niersbach said he always worked "cleanly, confidently and correctly".
A Fifa spokesman said: "We can confirm that Mr Niersbach has informed Fifa that he will remain in his functions as a member of the Fifa executive committee."