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Löw set to step down as Germany boss

Germany’s manager, Joachim Löw has announced his intention to step down from the position of head coach of the men’s national team at the conclusion of the 2020 European Championship scheduled to take place between June and July 2021.

The 61 year old tactician, who has been coach of the national team since 2006 announced his decision to terminate his contract one year before it’s expiry. Löw led Die Mannschaft to seven major tournaments, and won two titles, the FIFA World Cup in 2014 in Brazil, and the 2017 FIFA Confederation Cup in Russia. He took over from former manager, Jurgen Klinsmann after he had been assistant coach to him at the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

Some of the most sought-after coaches in world football today are German coaches, including Löw’s ex-assistant to the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Hansi Flick, who is now manager of Bayern Munich. A number of possible replacements have already been touted, but Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp has ruled himself out of the running for the job. It remains to be seen whether Löw can end his time as Germany boss on a high come July.

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