Joachim Low to keep job regardless of World Cup result
German Football Association has backed coach Joachim Low by stating that his job is safe even if the defending champions crash out of the World Cup early. The German FA believes nobody is better equipped to lead the Die Mannschaft. This comes as a major boost to the 58-year-old, who is preparing for the crunch showdown against South Korea.
Germany got off to a poor start to the defense of their title as they lost their opening game 0-1 to Mexico. It was followed by a dramatic win (2-1) against Sweden, courtesy of an injury-time winner by Kroos. Failure to go past the group stage will be the biggest blotch on Low's decade-long reign as Germany's head coach.
"We decided to offer a contract extension. We believe there will be a transition that will take place after the World Cup, regardless of the outcome of the tournament, and no one is better equipped to handle that than Low." DFB boss said.
Joachim Low has been Germany's head coach for the last 12 years and he recently extended his contract until 2022. He also won the Confederations Cup in Russia without some of his major stars. The German Football Association expects massive changes in the German squad post the World Cup. They want Low to groom the next generation of footballers.