Joachim Low extends contract with Germany


Joachim Low has extended his stay in charge of the German national team through EURO 2020.

On Monday it was announced that the World Cup winner would remain in charge of Germany through the next two major tournaments, as Low will continue to oversee his nations impressive displays on the world stage.

The two-year extension to his contract means he will now coach Germany at both the 2018 World Cup and 2020 European Championships.

Since Low took charge following the 2006 World Cup (he was Jurgen Klinsmann’s assistant during the tournament in which Germany finished third) he has led Die Mannschaft to second spot at EURO 2008, third-place at the 2010 World Cup and a semifinal berth at both EURO 2012 and 2016, as well as delivering the World Cup in 2014.

With 94 wins in 141 games in charge, his record speaks for itself and with Germany bringing through a raft of new talent as players like Bastian Schweinsteiger, Miroslav Klose and Philipp Lahm have made way in recent years, Low has masterminded this fluid, possession based style that Germany is now know for with Mesut Ozil, Julian Draxler and Thomas Muller as the main architects.

While many big nations in world soccer continue to chop and change managers (yeah, I’m looking at you Argentina, Brazil, England and Holland) the fact that Low has quietly got on with his job often goes under the radar.

The German national team is in safe hands throughout the next two major tournaments. Die Mannschaft will keep humming along nicely.