Joachim Low to step down from Germany role

March 9, 2021
By: Daniel Orme

Germany boss Joachim Low has confirmed that he is set to leave his current role in charge of the national team after 15 years at the helm.

The German’s contract was set to run out after the 2022 World Cup in Qatar however in a statement released on Tuesday, confirmed that his departure has been moved forward. He will now leave following the conclusion of Euro 2020.

The statement read: “I take this step very consciously, full of pride and enormous gratitude.

“I am proud because it is an honour for me to be involved and because I have been able to work with the best footballers in the country and support them in their development.

“I have great triumphs with them and painful defeats, but above all many wonderful and magical moments – not just winning the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

“I am and will remain grateful to the DFB, which has always provided me and the team with an ideal working environment.”

The 61-year-old has had a remarkable spell in charge of the national side having replaced Jurgen Klinsmann. He led the country to the semi-finals of the 2012 and 2016 European Championships, whilst also securing third place at 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

The highlight of his time in charge though will surely be lifting the World Cup in 2014, thumping hosts Brazil 7-1 en route to the trophy.

However, he has come under pressure in recent years having been eliminated at the group stages in Russia.

As it stands, Germany can be backed at odds of 15/2 with William Hill to win Euro 2020.

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