Two more years for coach Low

World Cup-winning coach Joachim Low has signed a two-year extension to his contract with the German national team.

Last Updated: 23/07/14 at 15:36 Post Comment

Joachim Low (l) and Lukas Podolski pose with the World Cup trophy

Joachim Low (l) and Lukas Podolski pose with the World Cup trophy

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Low has been at the helm since 2006 when he replaced Jurgen Klinsmann following that year’s finals in Germany.

In four competitions under Low as head coach, Germany have never failed to make the semi-finals.

In 2008 they reached the European Championship final where they lost 1-0 to Spain, who also ended their interest at the semi-final stage of the World Cup two years later.

At Euro 2012 they progressed through to the last four once again, where Mario Balotelli netted twice as Italy won 2-1.

And earlier this month, Germany finally reached the summit under Low with victory in Brazil as they became the first European nation to lift the World Cup on South American soil.

As a player, Low represented Germany at U21 level but never managed to earn senior honours.

"At the moment, I can imagine nothing more beautiful than to continue working with this team, to guide it to the European Championship in France, to develop the team and the individual players further," he told the German Football Federation's (DFB) official website.

"I am as motivated as I was on the first day with DFB. We celebrated a gigantic success in Brazil but there are other goals that we want to achieve. The World Cup 2014 was a highlight for all, but it was not a conclusion."

And the 54-year-old look took the time to sing the praises of World Cup-winning captain Philipp Lahm, who called time on his international career last week.

"I could not have wished for a better captain, he did an outstanding job influencing, leading and presenting the team. I regret that he will not return but I accept and respect his decision."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

S

till reckon Chelsea will go for Khedira as back up for Matic. I think it will turn out to be quite a Mourihno-y window: We'll see the squad players and youth in action pre-season, say things like well, we need not buy anybody and then the club will bid £60m for Pogba and send everybody on loan.

tk421
F365's Transfer Guide - Part One

I

would love to be a fly on the wall at the meeting between Milner and Rodgers. I don't know if flies can count, but if they can then I would be counting the number of times Rodgers used the word outstanding in his attempts to get Milner to sign.

godzilla
Reds and Arsenal chase Milner

W

ell, it wouldn't be a summer without Arsenal fans fretting over losing a key player, and United throwing their weight around and muscling in on transfer deals which are (apparently) near to completion. If we can't be entertained by the football on the pitch, let's enjoy the silly off-pitch soap opera of the transfer season. Hurrah!

CamberleyGooner
The Back To It Gossip

Footer 365

Sepp Blatter 'under investigation' in United States

Outgoing FIFA president Sepp Blatter is being investigated by US authorities probing the corruption scandal, according to reports.

Sepp Blatter announces he will resign as FIFA president

Sepp Blatter has announced he is to resign as president of FIFA and an election will be held to decide his successor.

Sepp Blatter to quit: Names in frame for FIFA top job

After FIFA president Sepp Blatter announced he will step down from the role, we look at the candidates to replace him.

Mail Box

Liverpool 2015 Feels Like Liverpool 2011...

One Mailer says Benteke = Carroll, Bellamy = Milner and Clyne = Downing. Plus we have U21 Euro impatience, farewell Rio, Rafa Benitez, Milner, FIFA and title play-offs...

Calling Carlo For Liverpool... Please

One Liverpool Mailer wants a manager who isn't starstruck by the job. Plus why Milner has now become overrated, play-offs for the title, Ronaldinho and democracy..

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company