Bild claims Joachim Löw rejected a proposal to step down as Germany coach after next year's European Championship.
|Fritz Keller.||Photo: Olaf Kosinsky, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0|
On Monday, it was announced that the German Football Association (DFB) presidential board 'unanimously agreed to unequivocally back the direction of Germany coach Joachim Löw,' who is still under contract until 2022.
However, DFB president Fritz Keller tried to shorten Löw's contract by a year, Bild has learned from the presidium.
The German publication claims that Keller asked Löw directly if he would be willing to terminate his contract after next year's European Championship.
Löw rejected the offer, calling for unity and support and expressing his incomprehension that he was now being questioned in a very energetic and confident tone, as per the report.
Keller then went on to discuss his proposal with the rest of the DFB presidential board and found out he was alone with his opinion.
Therefore, according to the current plan, Löw will remain in charge until 2022.