Low extends Germany contract to 2022

Henrietta Strickland
May 15, 2018

Joachim Loew has extended his contract as head coach of Germany national team until 2022, the German FA (DFB) announced on Tuesday.

Low, 58, has been in charge of Germany's national team since 2006, guiding them to glory at the 2014 World Cup as well as the final of Euro 2008 and the semi-finals of the competition in 2012 and 2016.

Mario Gotze scored the winning goal against Argentina in the final four years ago in Brazil as Low guided Germany to their first World Cup since 1990, and their first since the reunification of the country. The defending World Cup champions are expected to be among the favourites to win the tournament in Russian Federation this year.

The decision has been taken to avoid any uncertainty looming over the team as they attempt to defend their title in Russian Federation this summer.

Low's backroom team of Thomas Schneider, Andreas Kopke, Oliver Bierhoff and Marcus Sorg have also all extended their contracts.

"I personally enjoy working with so many inspiring people".

"I am thrilled to continue working in the entire team of the national team and to do everything I can together to stay at the top of the league", Bierhoff said. "It's a big challenge that I like to face".

DFB president Reinhard Grindel said the contract reflected the association's faith in Low and his team.

"These days, I feel a great desire for the upcoming World Cup in Russian Federation and the intense weeks with the team".

"Also outside the pitch he stands for values such as fair play and tolerance and is therefore an excellent worldwide representative for Germany and for the DFB".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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