Joachim Löw extends contract as Germany coach


After winning the World Cup in 2014, Joachim Löw has extended his contract as coach of the German national team through to 2018. A new role has also been laid out for the team’s commercial manager Oliver Bierhoff. 


Joachim Löw has extended his contract as the coach of the German national football team through until 2018. 


The World Cup winning coach, who took over as German head coach in 2006 after two years as assistant, extended his contract until 2016 before the World Cup in Brazil. Now, in a press conference Friday, it was announced that the 55-year old will be in charge of the team through to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. 


“I am really very happy that Joachim Löw is going to stay coach of Germany until the 2018 World Cup,” DFB-President Wolfgang Niersbach said in the press conference in Frankfurt. 


“With his skills, his ambition and class, Jogi does the national team and the German Football Association a lot of good. We want to stay at world number one, that is our combined goal.” 


In addition, it was also announced on Friday that the team’s commercial manager, Oliver Bierhoff, would take over organization of the German Football Association’s DFB Academy.         

 

 

Source: Deutsche Welle