Joachim Löw won the world championship in 2014.
Most recently, the national coach was heavily criticized - now his resignation is certain.
Frankfurt - off, that's it!
Joachim Löw * resigns from his position as national coach *.
The 2014 world champion will end after the 2021 European Championship.
The DFB confirmed this in an official announcement.
Löw's contract actually ran until the 2022 World Cup. Now, as the association has announced, he has asked the DFB * himself to terminate the contract after Euro 2021.
Joachim Löw stops as national coach: his statement in full
“I take this step very consciously, full of pride and enormous gratitude, but at the same time continue to be extremely motivated when it comes to the upcoming European Championship tournament.
Proud, because for me it is something very special and an honor to be involved in my country.
And because I've been able to work with the best footballers in the country for almost 17 years and support them in their development.
I associate them with great triumphs and painful defeats, but above all many wonderful and magical moments - not just winning the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
I am and will remain grateful to the DFB, which has always prepared an optimal working environment for me and the team. "
Video: National coach Joachim Löw resigns
Who will be Löw's successor now?
The list of suitable candidates is manageable - but there is probably a clear favorite from all of football Germany: Jürgen Klopp!
At Liverpool FC, things are currently going really badly for the former BVB and Mainz coach.
Maybe he is even about to end prematurely?
Then Klopp would be unexpectedly quick to take on new tasks.
Is he interested in the national coach job?
A few months ago he made a clear statement about this: “Maybe in the future.
I don't have time, I have a job - quite an intensive one, by the way. "
Joachim Löw: National coach announces resignation - reactions to DFB farewell
Meanwhile, the reactions to Löw's farewell are increasing.
Fritz Keller (DFB President): “I have great respect for Joachim Löw's decision.
The DFB knows what he has in Jogi, he is one of the greatest coaches in world football.
Jogi Löw has shaped German football like no other over the years and helped it to achieve the highest international reputation.
Not only because of his sporting achievements, but also because of his empathy and humanity.
That he informed us about his decision at an early stage is very decent.
He gives us as the DFB the necessary time to name his successor calmly and with a sense of proportion. "
Oliver Bierhoff (Director of National Teams and DFB Academy): “I regret that after the EURO our professional paths will separate.
We will stay connected personally.
But I'm not thinking about that at the moment, especially since I know that Jogi's full concentration and energy in the coming weeks and months will only be used in preparation for the European Championship.
In the summer we will continue to have a big common goal. "
Julian Nagelsmann (trainer RB Leipzig): “It's sad news at first - but he's still in office.
The important thing is that he still makes the big tournament.
He had an extreme impact on German football.
He shaped an era with titles.
He has had a great career as a national coach.
I hope that it will come to a glorious end.
And then I am curious to see where he will leave his footsteps next. "
Hans-Joachim Watzke (Managing Director Borussia Dortmund): “Joachim Löw's decision deserves a lot of respect because it is a decision of one's own strength.
Löw did great things for German football during his time as national coach.
Everyone in German football is now called upon to do their part to enable Joachim Löw to get the grand degree he deserves in the summer. ”
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