BERLIN (AP) – Germany coach Joachim Loew will step down after this year’s European Championships, presenting his previous plan to leave after the next World Cup.
The German Football Association announced on Tuesday that Lyon had asked to terminate his contract, which was to expire after the 2022 World Cup, after this year’s European Championship. Lowe has been coach since the 2006 World Cup, having previously coached Jürgen Klinsmann for two years.
“I am taking this step very consciously, full of pride and gratitude, but with the same motivation for the upcoming European Championship,” said Lyov. “Proud, because it is a very special thing for me, it is an honor to do it for my country. “And for almost 17 years I have been able to work with the best players in the country.”
Loew took Germany to the 2014 World Cup title, the fourth overall, but was under pressure from the first round of the last World Cup and the subsequent poor performances. Germany’s last game in November was a 6-0 defeat to Spain in the League of Nations.
“The federation knows what is in the spirit. “He is one of the greatest coaches in world football,” said Fritz Keller, president of the federation. “Og og Lովըw has shaped German football for years, helping nothing at the international level.”
Lew said he would do his best at the European Championships, which were postponed last year due to a coronavirus outbreak.
“I will do my best,” said Lowe, “to make our fans happy and successful in this tournament.”
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