24 Jul 2014

Loew staying with Germany

6:00 am on 24 July 2014

Germany's football coach Joachim Loew says he never considered leaving his post after winning the World Cup title and has insisted he will see out his contract, which runs until Euro 2016.

Germany football coach Joachim Loew

Germany football coach Joachim Loew. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

54-year-old Low, who replaced Jurgen Klinsmann in 2006, had signed a new contract until 2016 earlier this year.

Loew says he's already looking forward to leading Germany to a fourth European title at Euro 2016 in France.

Germany became the first European team to win the World Cup in South America and achieved their first success since 1990, when they also beat Argentina, in Rome.

They will meet Argentina again in a friendly in Dusseldorf on September 3rd.

Before then, Loew will have to find an assistant coach and a new captain.

Hansi Flick, his assistant throughout his tenure, is to be the German FA's technical director.

Philipp Lahm, captain since 2010, ended his Germany career as soon as the team returned home.