(CNN) -- World number four Andy Murray has confirmed he will continue to work with Spanish coach and former tennis star Alex Corretja in 2011.
Corretja, once ranked second in the world before retiring in 2005, has been working with Murray since July when the 23-year-old split with previous coach and fellow Scot Miles Maclagan.
Favorites take over the coaching of Murray on a more permanent basis included Andre Agassi's former coach Darren Cahill, ex-British number one Tim Henman and American Todd Martin -- but all three ruled themselves out of the job.
Murray had previously said that he wanted to appoint a new coach before the end of this year, but has instead chosen to stick with two-time French Open finalist Corretja, who worked with him in the 2010 clay-court season.
"Andy has taken time out from his busy pre-season fitness training to confirm that the current coaching set-up will continue into the first half of next year," Murray's website reported on Monday.
"The guys are busy planning their tournament schedule for the early part of 2011 and are, as a team, very focused on preparing in the best way possible for each tournament."
The two-time grand slam finalist will also continue to be assisted by long-time friend Dani Vallverdu, a fellow junior at the Sanchez-Casal Tennis Academy in Barcelona.
The team are currently training in Miami ahead of the start of the season in January, when Murray will partner fellow Briton Laura Robson in the Hopman Cup in Perth.
The mixed teams event is a warm-up for the first grand slam of the year, the Australian Open.