Germany coach to leave a year early after summer Euros tournament
Germany coach Joachim Loew will step down from the role he has had since 2006 after the end of this summer's European Championship, he said on Tuesday.
Loew, who has a contract until 2022, led Germany to the World Cup title in 2014 but his team crashed out of the first round in 2018 and has been struggling to perform at top level in recent years.
"I take this step consciously, full of pride and also very thankful and with uninterrupted motivation for the Euro," Reuters cited Loew as saying.
The 61-year-old first joined the team in 2004 as assistant to Juergen Klinsmann before taking over in 2006. He led them to the Euro 2008 final before winning the World Cup six years later. He has coached them for 189 games, having won 120 and lost 31.