Report: Joachim Löw is a coaching candidate in Belgium

Currently out of work: former national coach Joachim Löw (left), here with national record holder Lothar Matthäus in Berlin.

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Will ex-national coach Joachim Löw soon have a new position? According to a report, the Belgian federation are interested in the 2014 world champion coach. Other big names are also in the process of being exchanged.

Munich/Freiburg – It’s been about a year and a half since Joachim Low to German Football Federation (DFB) his position as national coach made available – after 15 years. He is unforgettable World champion title with the German national team in 2014 in Brazil.

Joachim Löw: the former national coach has been out of work since the 2021 European Football Championship

But it was also remembered how Löw really clung to his post at the end of his term, even though the criticism of his work had become unequivocal. After the botched European Football Championship in 2021, he finally quit. After a long break, the 62-year-old from South Baden could soon take up a new coaching job.

More precisely: strong sport1 reports the Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad of an alleged interest of the Belgian association for Joachim Löw. The “Red Devils” have been looking for weeks for a successor to Roberto Martinez, who resigned as national coach the day after the disappointing preliminary round of the 2022 World Cup.

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The Belgians lost 1-0 to Canada in Group F Alphonse Davies of FCBayern won. However, after a 0-2 draw with eventual semi-finalists Morocco and a 0-0 draw with World Cup third-placed Croatia, the emirate came to an early end.

Joachim Löw: Is the former national coach a candidate for Belgium?

Not enough for a top-flight nation that can still fall back on superstars like Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City), Eden Hazard (Real Madrid) and Romelu Lukaku (Chelsea FC/on loan at Inter Milan). The fans at home actually believed that the “Golden Generation” could win a title.

Surname: Joachim “Jogi” Loew
born: February 3, 1960 in Schönau in the Black Forest
Clubs as players: SC Freiburg, VfB Stuttgart, Eintracht Frankfurt, Karlsruher SC
Play as player: 52 x Bundesliga, 181 x 2nd Bundesliga
Success as a club coach: Victory in the DFB Cup in 1997 and final in the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1998 with VfB Stuttgart, Austrian champions in 2002 with FC Tirol Innsbruck
national coach: 2006 to 2021
Accomplishments as National Coach: European Vice-Champion 2008, World Cup title 2014, victory in the Confederations Cup 2017

The next attempt would probably be that 2024 European Football Championship in Germany, whose opening match will take place on June 14 at the Allianz Arena in Munich. Belgium meet Austria, Sweden, Azerbaijan and Estonia in the European Championship qualifiers (from March 24). with Joachim Low? “I feel motivated again when I watch football now – that wasn’t the case for a few months. If I feel a task appeals to me, I’m ready. I fully intend to take on another task”, explained the former Bundesliga coach at VfB Stuttgart (1996 to 1998) in November baby foot.

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An enticing task might now be in sight. According to the newspaper Het Nieuwsblad A working group of the Belgian Football Association is meeting this Thursday January 26 and Friday to discuss the coaching position. Mauricio Pochettino (formerly Tottenham Hotspur and Paris Saint-Germain) and André Villas-Boas (formerly Chelsea FC, Tottenham Hotspur and Olympique de Marseille) are also expected to be candidates. It will be exciting. (afternoon)

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