The Football Association has appointed Manchester City boss Stuart Pearce as part-time England Under-21s manager.
Pearce was linked to the job for the senior England team in 2006
But Pearce has confirmed that he will not be applying for the job full-time after the summer, saying: "Manchester City is my main priority."
Pearce will take charge of the England Under-21 team for next week's friendly against Spain and this summer's European Under-21s Championship finals.
FA officials reached a compromise with City to install Pearce in the job.
To allay City's fears that their boss would be distracted at a key stage of the Premiership campaign, he will miss an Under-21 friendly in March.
Pearce added: "Hopefully, I can be a success. Certainly, the whole idea is to try and win the Championships.
"But, after that, I will come back to the club and work for Manchester City.
"The club have been extremely good in allowing me to go and get more
experience but, after the summer, I will be back at Manchester City.
"I won't be involved in the Under-21s after the summer because I will not be
applying for the job."
Pearce will be assisted by Newcastle coach Nigel Pearson.
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"It is a fantastic honour for me," said the City boss.
"I was planning to attend the June tournament for scouting purposes.
"Now I will have an opportunity of getting more out of the competition by working with the best youngsters in this country and pitting my wits against coaches from different nations."