Loew extends Germany contract until 2020


November 01, 2016
Joachim Loew

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP):

Germany coach Joachim Loew has extended his contract through the 2020 European Championship, giving him another chance to win the continental title.

Loew guided Germany to the World Cup title in 2014 in Brazil but has failed to win the European Championship in three attempts, most recently this year in France, where the Germans lost in the semi-finals.

"I feel the unlimited trust of the (German) federation behind me," Loew said yesterday. "When the heart and the mind both say yes, then there isn't much to think about."

Federation President Reinhard Grindel said Loew was "the best coach we could imagine."

Loew, whose previous deal took him through the World Cup in Russia in 2018, has been in charge since taking over from Juergen Klinsmann after the 2006 World Cup. Loew had been Klinsmann's assistant when Germany finished third in its home tournament.

"We all want to confirm the great success of Brazil in Russia," Loew said.

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