Joachim Loew to Remain Germany Coach Despite Shock World Cup Exit
Germany coach Joachim Loew will continue his job despite the team’s shock first-round World Cup elimination in Russia.
The German football federation (DFB) announced on Tuesday it was informed by Loew that he wished to remain and “rebuild the team.”
In turn, the DFB promised him support, and he was “trusted to draw the right conclusions from the World Cup exit.”
The decision comes five days after Germany, the defending champion, finished bottom of their group after defeats to Mexico and South Korea.
“We had a very open and honest exchange in which we spoke about a lot of points.
‘’We are all convinced that in Loew we have a national coach who will analyze very precisely, take the right steps and lead our team back on the path of success,” DFB president Reinhard Grindel said.
Loew, has been in the job for 12 years since taking over after the 2006 World Cup, where he was assistant to predecessor Jurgen Klinsmann.
He had his contract extended by the DFB in May through the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
“It was important for me after a few days of reflection to personally get in touch with the DFB leadership.
‘’My disappointment is still huge. But now I want to lead the rebuilding with full commitment,” Loew said.
“It all takes time, but everything will happen in time for the start of the new international season in September.”
Under Loew, Germany won the World Cup in Brazil in 2014 and reached the semifinals or better in every major tournament – until this World Cup.