Joachim Low to continue as German head coach despite embarrassing losses

2020-12-02 14:31:57
Joachim Low to continue as German head coach despite embarrassing losses

The head coach of Germany’s national football team Joachim Low will remain in charge of the team for next year's delayed European Championship despite a series of poor recent results.

The German football federation (DFB) announced Monday that it has decided to continue with coach Joachim Low on the difficult path of renewal started in March 2019.

The five top executives of DFB were meeting in Frankfurt to discuss Low’s future.

Low, 60, has been in charge of the Germany team since taking over from Jurgen Klinsmann following the 2006 World Cup and led the nation to a fourth world title, and first since reunification, in Brazil in 2014.

However, the German national team is in crisis following a 6-0 defeat to Spain on November 17 and recent draws with Switzerland, twice, and Turkey.

The recent hammering by Spain, Germany's heaviest loss in 89 years, capped a poor three-year spell, which included an embarrassing group-stage exit at the 2018 World Cup in Russia after which the DFB gave Low their backing.

Low has made some controversial decisions since the debacle in Russia, none more so than the one to end the international careers of World Cup winners Thomas Mueller, Jerome Boateng and Mats Hummels.

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