Germany’s Loew to stay until 2012
Joachim Loew is set to remain as Germany’s coach until the 2012
European Championship, the national football federation said
“There was never any question for us over the fact that we
wanted to continue working with the national coach,” German
Football Federation president Theo Zwanziger said as he confirmed
that the 49-year-old is to stay on after next year’s World Cup.
“I am glad that we were able to shake hands on a contract
extension and now can go calmly into the World Cup year,” he added.
Loew succeeded Juergen Klinsmann after the 2006 World Cup. He
took the team to the final of last year’s European Championship,
which it lost 1-0 to Spain.
Germany topped its qualifying group for the 2010 World Cup.
It will face Australia, Serbia and Ghana in the group phase.
The German federation said that Loew’s new contract will be
signed next month.
Loew’s assistant, Hans-Dieter Flick, team manager Oliver
Bierhoff, goalkeeping trainer Andreas Koepke and chief scout Urs
Siegenthaler also will stay on, it added.