Joachim Loew remains Germany coach until 2018

Source:Xinhua Published: 2015-3-14 18:00:47

Joachim Loew extended his contract as Germany coach until 2018, the DFB (German Soccer Association) confirmed in an official statement on Friday.

The World Cup winning coach and the DFB will thus continue their collaboration after the EURO 2016 in France.

"I want to thank the entire DFB board and the league, led by president Wolfgang Niersbach and general secretary Helmut Sandrock for the confidence, support and the offer to renew our contracts ahead of schedule. Our young team is not at the end of its development," Loew said.

Loew joined Germany's "Nationalelf" as Juergen Klinmann's assistant coach to take the helm after Klinsmann resigned in 2006. Since then Loew reaped 80 victories, 21 draws and 17 defeats in 118 official games to become the most successful Germany coach in the history. He led Germany in the last four tournaments at least to the semi-finals. However, he rounded off his career by lifting the World Cup 2014 in Brazil by beating Argentine 1-0 in the final.

Besides Loew also assistant coach Thomas Schneider and goalkeeping coach Andreas Koepke signed contracts until 2018. Germany's team manager Oliver Bierhoff singed a new deal until 2020, as he will be in charge of the setup and commissioning of the DFB academy.

"I am delighted that Joachim Loew will remain our coach until the 2018 World Cup. The DFB benefits a lot from Joachim Loew's expertise, determination and appearance. Our common goal is to stay atop the world rankings," DFB president Wolfgang Niersbach said.

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