The news was broken on Tuesday by the German football association
After spending 15 illustrious years at the helm of German football, Joachim Low’s tenure with the side is finally set to come to an end.
Coach of his country since 2006, Low has endured a sensational time in charge of the German football team. Winning the FIFA World Cup with the side, Low also went onto lift the 2017 Confederations Cup along with finishing in second place in the 2008 edition of the Euro.
While many had called for his head after Germany’s horrid run at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Low managed to hang onto his job. However, its now been asserted that Low will be stepping down from his role after the curtailment of Euro 2020 to be held later this year.
Low Talks About His Decision
The German manager spoke about the latest development and talked about the reasoning behind his decision.
“I take this step very consciously, full of pride and enormous gratitude, but at the same time continue to be very motivated when it comes to the upcoming European Championship tournament,” Low said in a statement.
“Proud, because it is something very special and an honour for me to be involved in my country. And because I have been able to work with the best footballers in the country for almost 17 years and support them in their development.
“I am and will remain grateful to the DFB, which has always provided me and the team with an ideal working environment.”
— Germany (@DFB_Team_EN) March 9, 2021
DFB president Fritz Keller paid tribute to Low’s achievements, saying: “He is one of the greatest coaches in world football.
“The fact that he informed us about his decision at an early stage is very decent. He gives us, the DFB, the necessary time, calm and a sense of proportion to name his successor.”
“The DFB knows what it has in Jogi, he is one of the greatest coaches in world football.
“Jogi Low has had German football like no other for years. Not only because of his sporting achievements, but also because of his empathy and humanity.
Jurgen Klopp Linked To German Job
Speculations have arisen about who will replace the 61 year old German with Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp being widely talked about. While the Liverpool manager still has a lengthy time left on his current Liverpool deal, many have spoken about the German being relieved off his duties at the club
The Premier League club finds itself in a real pickle at the moment with the side failing to address its horrendous rot. The club has gone onto record six successive defeats at Anfield, performances which have put Klopp to the sword.