Germany's World Cup winning head coach, Joachim Low has agreed to extend his current contract till 2020. Under the 56-year-old, Die Mannschaft have reached the semi-finals of every big event they have been a part of, and were beaten finalists in Euro 2008. Germany lifted its first World Cup as a unified nation in 2014.
The German football association (DFB) president Reinhard Grindel confirmed the contract extension on Monday, lauding Low overseeing Germany into a highly technical outfit after taking over the reins from Jurgen Klinsmann in 2006, "I have always emphasised that I can imagine no better head coach for the national team than Jogi Löw.
Over the past few years he has shaped the team with his passion and highly-technical ability, while constantly developing the team and leading them to a World Cup title. He has a real determination and motivation to defend the World Cup in Russia,” Grindel was quoted as saying.
The German board also sounded out its targets for the forthcoming years, which were to defend their World Cup crown in Russia and to win the European Championships in 2020, "We have common goals. We want to defend the title in Russia, and we want to win the 2020 European Championship," Grindel added.
Low had worked as an assistant under Klinsmann for two years before being promoted as head coach. The former Stuttgart and Fenerbahce coach stated that he barely batted an eyelid before accepting the offer, "If both mind and heart say yes, there is no reason to think about it for a long time. I still have the same motivation as when I started out. I feel the trust," Low said.