No matter how Germany play at the World Cup in Russia, their head coach Joachim Loew will keep his job. That was stated by the head of the German Football Union Reinhard Grindel.
In May, Loew extended his contract until 2022, and Grindel confirmed that Loew would not leave his job even if Germany’s results in Russia were unsatisfactory.
So far, “Die Mannschaft” has not lived up to expectations. Following an opening 0:1 loss against Mexico, they struggled against Sweden but ultimately showed character and clinched a 2:1 victory after Toni Kroos’ late goal.
Today, the match with South Korea will determine whether Germany will progress from the group, and from which place.
Loew has been in charge of the team for 12 years - since 2006 - and led them to the world champion’s title in 2014.
The Germans traditionally rely on stability and rarely change their national coaches. Actually Loew is just the 10th person to occupy this position for almost a century.
He has guided Germany in 164 matches, which is just three shy of Sepp Herberger. So there is no doubt that Jogi will soon break this record - maybe already at this World Cup.