Joachim Löw remains the head coach of the German national team. The board of the German Football Association DFB has announced this after an extensive evaluation. The position of 60-year-old Löw was under discussion after a series of mediocre results. This year, Germany only won three of its eight caps. Two weeks ago, the 6-0 defeat to Spain in the Nations League was another new reason for discussion.
Focus on next years EURO 2020
“Together we focus our attention on the preparations for next year’s European Championship,” said the DFB. “The national coach will take all necessary measures to play a great European Championship 2021 with the team.”
Löw is the national coach since 2006
Löw has been the national coach of Germany for more than fourteen years, with which he won the world title in 2014. In recent years, the results have been less: at the 2018 World Cup, the Germans were eliminated in the group stage, in the Nations League, Germany was last year in a group with the Netherlands and France.
Painful 6-0 defeat to Spain
This year the Mannschaft finished second in the Nations League pool, but the 6-0 loss in Spain – its biggest defeat since 1931 – sparked a wave of criticism of the German coach’s performance. Spain gave Germany a significant beating in the Nations League on Tuesday evening. After 90 minutes of play, that Mannschaft fell off the field with a 6-0 loss. Ferran Torres was the big man with the Spaniards with three hits. With the statement from the DFB, Löw can now prepare for his seventh major tournament as national coach. He has a contract until 2022.