Germany coach Joachim Low has confirmed that he never considered stepping down from his post after winning the World Cup title and insisted he would see out his contract which runs until Euro 2016.
“I didn’t think of stopping for one second,” said Low, 54, in an interview published on the German Football Federation (DFB) website.
Low took over as German head coach in 2006 after two years as assistant under Jurgen Klinsmann and extended his contract until 2016 before the World Cup in Brazil.
“I didn’t extend my contract with the DFB until 2016 to prematurely break it,” he said.
“I simply kept to what we had agreed before the World Cup that we were going to calmly sit down and analyse the tournament as we have done after every tournament,” he explained.
Low said that he was already looking forward to leading Germany to Euro 2016 which will be played in France.
“I can’t imagine anything more beautiful than to continue working with this team, to lead them to the European championship in France, to continue to develop the group and each of the players,” he said.
“I’m as motivated as the first day. We celebrated a huge success in Brazil, but there are other objectives that we want to achieve. The 2014 World Cup was a summit but it wasn’t a conclusion.”
Low led Germany to their fourth World Cup title in Brazil and the first since reunification in 1990.