Loew agrees to new deal

2013-10-18 13:22
Joachim Loew (File)

Berlin - Germany coach Joachim Loew has agreed a new contract that will take him through until 2016, the German football federation (DFB) announced on Friday.

Loew's existing deal runs until the 2014 Soccer World Cup but both the manager and DFB president Wolfgang Niersbach had made it clear they wanted the arrangement to continue after Brazil.

"Since the 2006 World Cup, the national team has finished in the top four at each World Cup and Euro and they brilliantly qualified for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil," Niersbach said.

"All credit must go to Joachim Loew and his team and the DFB wanted to show our confidence in them."

The 53-year-old Loew praised the DFB saying that they provided the ideal platform for footballing success.

"We are not yet at the end of our journey and still have some big objectives ahead of us," he said.

Under Loew Germany made it through to the final of Euro 2008, where they lost 1-0 to Spain, third place at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, and the semi-finals at Euro 2012.

And Germany sailed through qualification for next year's World Cup unbeaten in their group, culminating in Tuesday's 5-3 win over Sweden.

Since Loew took over from Jurgen Klinsmann after their third place in the 2006 World Cup on home soil Germany's record stands at 68 wins from 99 matches.

But ultimate success has eluded the Germans with their last title win coming at the Euro 1996 championships in England.

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