Royals manager Ned Yost said he plans to return for 2018, the final season on his contract and his ninth with Kansas City.
"Was there ever a question about it?" the 63-year-old Yost said Friday. "One more year, two more years, we'll see what happens."
The Royals are unlikely to make the postseason this year. They are 75-78 and sit 4 1/2 games back of the second wild-card spot in the American League.
Yost, who has the most wins among Royals managers at 624, said he wants to set a "firm foundation" for the franchise before leaving Kansas City.
"I'm not walking away," he said. "For me, I love this organization. And to be able to transition some of these young players, it's going to be easier for me to do it than anybody else. So, yeah, I want to be a part of it for a little bit longer."
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.