Following a successful 2014 World Cup campaign, Joachim Low has decided to extend his contract as the manager of the German national side at least until 2018. In a press conference that was recently held, it was announced to the public that the 55 year old manager is going to be in charge of the German team through the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia and they are aiming on winning it once more.
“It was a decision where my heart and my mind both said yes. We waited a long time for the success that we had in Brazil and we all want to experience that again. We have the prerequisites to achieve it once more.” Germany’s Joachim Low said during the press conference.
The assistant coach, Thomas Schneider as well as the goalkeeping coach Andreas Kopke has also opted to extend their respective contracts until 2018 as not many changes are going to be done within the managerial staff of the German team.
Italy and Brazil are the only national sides that have been able to win successive World Cup titles but Germany wants to make it happen as Joachim Low’s squad are aiming to defend their title in the upcoming international competition.
Things are easier said than done and even though the German side is aiming to win it all, they have appeared to struggle on some occasions after the 2014 World Cup ended as Germany lost against Poland and drew with Republic of Ireland when playing their 2016 Euro’s qualifying matches on October 2014.
Joachim Low began his managerial career in Germany as the assistant coach of JurgenKlinsmann but after Klinsmann decided not to renew his contract with the German national side in July of 2006, Low was selected as the new coach where he has now managed to win the 2014 World Cup title as well as reach the finals of the 2008 Euro’s.