Löw stays on till Euro 2012

German Football
By German Football July 20, 2010 10:57

Löw stays on till Euro 2012

National team coach Joachim Löw and his three right-hand men have agreed two-year extensions to their contracts following the team’s World Cup success, press reports said Tuesday.

Löw was due to sign a new deal with the German Football Federation (DFB) later on Tuesday ahead of a news conference, the Sueddeutsche Zeitung and Bild dailies reported.

Team manager Oliver Bierhoff and assistant coaches Hans-Dieter Flick and Andreas Koepke were also due to sign two-year extensions to 2012, the papers said on their websites, without saying where they got the information.

Germany finished third in the World Cup in South Africa, demolishing England 4-1 and favourites Argentina 4-0 before losing 1-0 to eventual champions Spain in the semi-finals. They then beat Uruguay 3-2 in a third-place playoff.

Löw, 50, has won 38 out of 55 matches since he succeeded Jurgen Klinsmann after the 2006 World Cup, taking Germany to the runners-up spot at Euro 2008.

His four-year deal expired on June 30, and talks over a new contract for him and his entire backroom staff broke down in February over financial details and Löw’s desire for more control over the Under-21 side. Germany’s first qualifying match for Euro 2012, to be held in Poland and the Ukraine, will be against Belgium in Brussels on September 3.

German Football
By German Football July 20, 2010 10:57
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13 Comments

  1. Kat July 20, 11:24

    This is the best news! Loew will guide the team to victory! GO GERMANY 2012!

  2. ..? July 20, 11:36

    then who’s gonna be the coach in 4 years?
    aka world cup 2014? …..

  3. fanie July 20, 13:25

    it’s really a good news..he is the best coach..hopefully with loew germany will be the champion for euro 2012..

  4. hoshi July 20, 13:26

    yeah why not antill 2014??

  5. echa July 20, 13:50

    yes yes yes i’m waiting 4 this news, since last week…. he’s d best choice. good luck sir! 😀

  6. shiby July 20, 16:21

    thank u sir for being with our German team.. 🙂 make ‘Germany d best team’ always sir.. 🙂

  7. caaz July 20, 21:27

    Van Gaal will be coach for World Cup 2014

  8. sukhoi July 20, 21:35

    What exactly does Bierhoff do?

  9. Kaiser July 26, 05:41

    Nothing.

  10. eVe July 31, 15:47

    I miss them on tv… :-< *sigh*

  11. mohammed alghayeb August 15, 02:49

    yeeaaah! they will inshalla the champions of 2012 .. M.G from Bahrain Islands

  12. x September 2, 00:17

    Belgium has really a lot of talented players for such a small country, but it hasn’t made a team out of it – yet. So my prono for the mannshafts first match:

    1-3

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