BERLIN: Joachim Loew has extended his contract as coach of champions Germany until the 2018 World Cup in Russia, the German football federation announced on Friday.
The 55-year-old Loew’s previous contract took him through to Euro 2016.
Loew, who began as assistant to Jurgen Klinsmann in 2004 before taking over the top job after the World Cup in in Germany in 2006, led the Germans to World Cup glory in Brazil last year.
Loew’s first tournament in charge was Euro 2008, where his charges made it to the final but lost 1-0 to Spain. At the 2010 World Cup in South Africa Spain again beat Germany 1-0, this time in the semi-finals.
Before the impressive triumph in Brazil, which included a 7-1 semi-final thrashing of the hosts, Germany fell in the last-four of Euro 2012 in a 2-1 defeat by Italy.