Joachim Löw

Results for the Germany National Football Team have not been good enough in recent years and there has been some rather intense speculation that Joachim Löw’s future in the hotseat of Die Mannschaft is in doubt.

Of course, a poor 2018 FIFA World Cup campaign saw them crash out of the competition in the Group Stages of the football competition as they failed to retain their crown as World Champions, whilst their form in the most recent edition of the UEFA Nations League has been nothing but abysmal by their high standards.

Is Joachim Löw Place Safe?

Joachim Löw’s current Germany football team deal runs until the end of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar and the international football tournament could well be the last major competition that he leads the team at.

However, following the 2020/21 UEFA Nations League campaign – which included a highly embarrassing 6-0 defeat to Spain in November – there were many thinking that Joachim Löw would be heading out of the German football national team and looking for alternate employment.

But, it appears Löw has been given a stay of execution for the time being, as the DFB hierarchy have given him a vote of confidence and intend to stick by him.

According to reports, the German Football Association believe it would have been difficult to judge Joachim Low on the one defeat to Spain and believe the 60-year-old is still the right man to manage the German football national team “Die Mannschaft”.

Joachim Löw Replacement Predictions

Indeed, a poor performance in the rescheduled 2020 UEFA European Championships could still see him replaced before the end of his contract and bring to an end his stay with the Germany football team since 2006.

However, who would be the potential candidates to replace Joachim Löw if the DFB were to decide to sack him?

Julian Nagelsmann could be a potential option that the Germany football team looks towards, considering the work he has managed to achieve at TSG Hoffenheim and RB Leipzig.

Despite having only been in management for a few years, the 33-year-old has already proven that he can work well with a number of young talents in his football teams and that is something that can appeal to the Germany football team as their squad looks to try and blend in some of their younger stars.

Indeed, Joachim Löw even tipped Naglesmann to be a potential candidate to replace him as the national manager at one point in the future as he suggested back in 2016 that he could be the future of German football.

However, whether the current RB Leipzig manager would want to leave club football and try his hand at international football remains to be seen and is likely doubtful considering how young he is.

Jürgen Klopp is another name that has been touted to take over the Germany football team manager’s role in the future when it becomes available, although whether he would be prepared to leave Liverpool is something – again – that can be considered rather debatable at this present moment.

German legend, Lothar Matthäus, believes the current Liverpool manager is the only man capable of managing the German national football team in the future but with the Reds playing rather well, it would be difficult to see the former Borussia Dortmund man leave England and return to his homeland any time soon.

Joachim Löw Is Safe For Now

Perhaps the lack of available managers that the DFB would look to target may be a reason as to why they have decided to give Joachim Low the vote of confidence and extend his 14-year stay even despite some rather poor performances in recent years.

Whilst his contract remains in place until the end of the 2022 Qatar FIFA World Cup, the rescheduled 2020 UEFA European Championships will likely be what he is judged upon.

If Joachim Löw comes out of that successfully with Die Mannschaft, then the Germany football team will feel comfortable going to the 2022 FIFA World Cup, but if they struggle, then Low’s future will surely be up for discussion once again.
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