Joachim Löw has confirmed he will remain Germany’s head coach despite their disastrous World Cup performance in Russia.
Talks took place at the association headquarters in Frankfurt with the DFB’s World Cup delegation which included a number of high profile delegates.
The 58-year-old has a contract until 2022.
Löw said: “I am very grateful for the faith that the DFB continue to place in me. Despite the justified criticism following our exit, I still feel a lot of support. It was important for me to speak to the DFB heads personally after taking a few days to think things over. I still feel a huge sense of disappointment, but I am fully committed to leading us through this rebuilding phase. I will do analysis together with my team, hold talks and draw the necessary conclusions ready for the new season. It will take time, but it will be complete before the new international campaign begins in September.”
DFB president Reinhard Grindel said: “We had very open, trustful discussions and spoke about a lot of different aspects. We are all utterly convinced that, in Jogi Löw, we have a head coach who can analyse the situation very thoroughly, take the appropriate steps and lead our team to success again. Demanding a comprehensive analysis just a few days after being knocked out like that would be too much too soon. The head coach and Oliver Bierhoff should now take the necessary time to digest what happened at the tournament and then provide a detailed analysis to the presidential board ahead of the game against France on 6th September, when our Nations League journey begins.”