GERMANY have given under-fire Joachim Low a public vote of confidence – and confirmed he will lead his country into Euro 2020.
Germany are sticking with Joachim Low for Euro 2020Credit: AP:Associated Press
Low has become embroiled in controversy ever since Germany’s group stage exit at the World Cup and his public spats with axed Mesut Ozil, Thomas Muller, Mats Hummels and Jerome Boateng.
The coach and right-hand man Oliver Bierhoff were summoned to an emergency meeting with German FA chiefs in Frankfurt this morning.
But Low emerged with his position ringfenced and a promise that he would stay in charge into 2021.
The DFB said: “It was important for the national coach to discuss the current situation, the defeat against Spain and the months leading up to the European Championship in an open, constructive and intensive exchange.
“Joachim Low informed those involved about his assessments, ideas and further plans.
“The members of the Executive Committee agreed that what counts is the high-quality work of the coaching staff, the intact relationship between the team and the coach and a clear concept for the previous and future procedures.
A single game cannot and must not be a yardstick for the general performance of the national team and the national coach.
“The DFB leadership agrees that important sporting goals have already been achieved – including qualification for the Euros, staying in League A of the Nations League and being a top seed for the 2022 World Cup qualification draw.
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“Accordingly, Joachim Low continues to have the trust of the DFB.
“The 6-0 defeat against Spain was a disappointment but there is a firm conviction that Joachim and his coaching team will deliver successful games and results despite a challenging situation for everyone.
“The national coach will take all necessary measures to play an exciting Euros with the team.”
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