German FA makes decision on Joachim Low amid link to Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp
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Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp fears have been eased after the German FA made a decision on Joachim Low's future as Germany boss.
Klopp has long been viewed as the ideal successor to Low, whose reign has come under increased pressure following Germany's 6-0 drubbing by Spain on Tuesday.
Low led Die Mannschaft to World Cup glory in 2014, but failed to get his side out of the group stage four years later in Russia.
Results have dipped in recent months, turning up the heat on the Germany boss – with Lothar Matthaus saying before Tuesday's game that Klopp is the "one person" who can replace Low.
However, the head coach is expected to remain in charge of the national team at least until after next summer's Euro 2020 finals after being given a vote of confidence by German FA president Fritz Keller.
Joachim Low is under pressure after Tuesday's humiliating 6-0 defeat to Spain
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Keller insisted Germany will come back stronger from their humiliation at the hands of Spain – with his comments coming after national team director Oliver Bierhoff said Low retains the "complete trust" of the FA.
The German FA released a statement from Keller on Wednesday which didn't mention Low by name, but gave a defiant message over the team's prospects of recovery.
He said: "We had a black evening in Seville yesterday that hurt. The spectators at home, me, the coach, the players.
"I was in the dressing room after the final whistle and I felt everyone's extreme disappointment – but also the will to correct this situation.
Jurgen Klopp has been widely tipped to succeed Low as Germany boss
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"Our young team can grow from this setback if this game, in which not only heart and passion were missing, is carefully analysed and the necessary conclusions are drawn. It has potential."
Keller said a few blips were to be expected with the national team having made the decision to blood young players ahead of Euro 2020 and the 2022 World Cup.
"We made the conscious decision to make the change with many new and young players with perspective," he said on Wedesday.
"This path, as you saw yesterday, can be rocky and also lead to painful defeats.
Lothar Matthaus said many believe Klopp is the 'only person' for the Germany job
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"Even if everyone would have wished a different way out of this difficult but up until then still successful international match year, our challenge continues to be to form a strong team for the next three major tournaments: the European Championship next year, the 2022 World Cup and the European Championship in our own country in 2024."
Klopp has previously admitted he would consider taking on the Germany job of the timing was right.
Asked last year if he could replace Low, the Liverpool manager said: "I could not say one hundred percent if I was the right one. If the question ever arises, I would think about it – but not now."
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