James McCartan has been reappointed as the Down senior football manager for the 2013 season.
The news was announced ahead of the first Down SFC semi-final between Kilcoo and Bryansford at Pairc Esler on Friday night.
McCartan had said that he would consider his future after a 3-18 to 2-9 defeat by Mayo in an All-Ireland quarter-final at Croke Park in August.
The county's selectors have yet to be announced.
It will be the two-time All-Star's fifth campaign in charge of the county, having brought them to the All-Ireland final in his second year in charge in 2010.
Meanwhile, Gerard McGrattan has been appointed as the Down minor hurling manager.