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German Football Association extends coach Löw's contract


11-01-2016 15:51 BJT

The Germany national football team will keep its head coach for the next four years. The German Football Assocation announced that Joachim Löw will be on the touchline for the squad for the next four years, extending his current deal until 2020.

If the 56-year-old serves the length of the contract, he will become the second-longest serving national team manager, behind only Sepp Herberger.

Löw has been in the job since 2006 and led his team to victory in the 2014 World Cup. Germany has reached the semifinals of the last five major tournaments it has played in.

Löw’s previous contract ended after the 2018 World Cup in Russia and he will now lead the team’s Euro 2020 campaign. Löw says it was an easy decision to extend his contract.

“When the head and the heart both say yes, then there is not really much to think about. I feel the same motivation that I did at the beginning of my time with the DFB,” he said.

“I also feel the unconditional trust from them, and it is simply a huge amount of fun to work with this team, with these players and to pursue further goals.”

“Joachim Löw is the best coach that we in the DFB committee could imagine for our national team. We have common goals: We want to defend our world title in 2018 in Russia, and we want in 2020, after coming close this year in France, to be European champions,” said Reinhard Grindel, DFB President.

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