Germany make decision on Low future

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The German Football Association (DFB) has elected to retain Joachim Low as the national team's manager following a meeting of the governing body on Monday.

Low, who famously guided Germany to the 2014 FIFA World Cup trophy, had come under pressure after winning just three of his past eight matches in charge of the national team since the return of international football in September.

The 60-year-old's dismal run at the helm included Die Mannschaft's heaviest-ever competitive defeat, which came in a 6-0 UEFA Nations League defeat to Spain last month.

That result prompted speculation that Low would be sacked, with Jurgen Klopp, Jupp Heynckes and Hansi Flick all rumoured to be candidates for the job, but the DFB have retained their faith in the 2014 FIFA World Coach of the Year.

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"It was important for the national coach to discuss the current situation, the defeat against Spain and the months ahead of the European Championship in an open, constructive and intensive exchange," a statement from the DFB read.

"In the process, Joachim Low informed those involved about his assessments, ideas and further plans. 

"The members of the Executive Committee agreed that what counts is the high-quality work of the coaching staff, the intact relationship between the team and the coach, and a clear concept for the previous and future procedures. 

"A single game cannot and must not be a yardstick for the general performance of the national team and the national coach."

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