Joachim Löw is set to step down as the head coach of the German national team when this year’s Euros has been brought to an end.
Löw joined the backroom staff of Jürgen Klinsmann following the latter’s appointment as the German national team head coach and latter became the main man in 2006.
He quickly settled in and led the country to place third in the 2010 World Cup before going on to win the most coveted trophy in 2014 in a dramatic final against Argentina in Brazil.
Löw also led Germany to win the 2017 Confederation Cup and also placed second in the 2008 European championship.
But a disappointing time at the 2018 World Cup which saw them exiting in the group stages led to calls for him to resign.
Those calls have not been heeded till now as he has been involved in the country’s qualifying round for Qatar 2022 and will still be in charge for the Euros which is slated for this summer.
Löw’s imminent resignation was reported by football transfer expert, Fabrizio Romano on his Twitter account:
“Official. Joachim Löw will step down as German national team head coach after the Euros, one year before the end of his contract.”
Official. Joachim Löw will step down as German national team head coach after the Euros, one year before the end of his contract. 🇩🇪 #Löw
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) March 9, 2021
Germany have been handed a tough group in the upcoming Euros as they share the same group with defending champions, Portugal and World champions France.
They will first play France on June 15, 2021 before taking on Portugal four days later and then Hungary on 23 June 2021.
Joachim will be hoping that he can bow out of an illustrious career by taking the Germans far in the competition and if possible win it.
Low ‘full of pride’
Following the news that he will be resigning, Joachim Low has indicated that he is proud to have coached his country’s men’s team and is motivated for the Euros.
“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.
“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.