Germany coach Joachim Low has signed a new two-year contract.

The 53-year-old, who replaced Jurgen Klinsmann in 2006, had been contracted until the 2014 World Cup but after guiding his side to Brazil will now extend his stay on to the summer of 2016.

He told reporters: "We're not yet at the end of our path and we still have big goals that we want to achieve together.

"I enjoy working with the team and the coaches and I feel a great deal of motivation to develop this team."

General manager Oliver Bierhoff and goalkeeper coach Andreas Kopke have also signed new two-year deals.

Low took his side to the final of the European Championships in 2008 before losing to Spain, while in South Africa his team lost to the Spaniards again in the semi-finals. Germany also reached the semi-finals of Euro 2012 last year before losing to finalists Italy.

If he sees out his new contract, Low will be the longest-serving manager of Germany since Helmut Schon was replaced in 1978 following 14 years in charge.

Low has the highest win percentage (winning 68 out of 99 games in charge) of any Germany manager - and his young team will surely be one of the favourites to win the World Cup next year in Rio de Janeiro.


Write for GiveMeSport! Sign-up to the GMS Writing Academy here: http://gms.to/130seMa

DISCLAIMER: This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Topics:
World Cup
Football
Internationals
Germany Football