Berlin (AP) – Former DFB president Wolfgang Niersbach has highlighted the services of national team coach Joachim Löw in the 2014 World Cup triumph.
In the current discussion about the future of the 60-year-old, which is heavily criticized after the 0: 6 in Spain last week, “he currently has no insight into the internal processes,” said Niersbach of the German news agency. “All I know is that he has done an excellent job, especially in Brazil, with incredible sovereignty.”
The German Football Association presidium will meet on December 4 – by which time Löw should complete his analysis of the state of the German national team, which DFB director Oliver Bierhoff will then present to the decision-making committee. Beforehand there should be a small meeting with Löw.
Niersbach led the DFB from March 2012 to November 2015. During his tenure the early renewal of his contract with Löw for the 2014 World Cup – then until after the 2016 European Championship. He never got involved in sports matters, Niersbach said: ” never seen as my job to tell him whether Philipp Lahm should play left or right, so to hang out in sports questions. A coach is used for this and even gets money to make these decisions. “
There were only a few moments in his “27 years with the DFB,” said Niersbach, who celebrates his 70th birthday on November 30, “where I took the liberty of giving the coaches tips in the purely sporting sector”.