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Bierhoff backs under-fire Löw to stay on as Germany coach until 2022 at least

By Rune Gjerulff

Germany chief Oliver Bierhoff has backed under-fire Joachim Löw to fulfill his contract.

Oliver Bierhoff.
Oliver Bierhoff.Photo: Steffen Prößdorf, CC BY-SA 4.0

Germany general manager Oliver Bierhoff expects Joachim Löw to stay on as head coach until at least 2022, at which point his current deal expires.

Löw has come under heavy criticism since Germany's dismal World Cup campaign in 2018, which saw them crash out at the group stages.

But Bierhoff insists he still has full faith in the 60-year-old, who guided 'Die Mannschaft' to the title at the 2014 World Cup.

"I'm convinced that he's the best possible coach of the national team. He has shown his skills over the years, and we know what we have in him. Now, with a young team and despite the dark atmosphere, he has achieved positive results for our rebuilding. I remain convinced he's the right man for the job," Bierhoff told Sport1.

Next year's European Championship is "a kind of turning point like every tournament, no matter how long a contract is active for," added the Germany chief.

"Of course, it all depends very much on the results. That goes in both directions, by the way. Anyone who knows 'Jogi' is aware that even after successful tournaments, he always asks himself whether he still has the strength and inspiration for the task."

Löw was appointed Germany coach in 2006.

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