They are few caretakers who can step into Low’s shoes but not fortunes. Most glorious national team coach ever. 14 years in charge he has swept everything you name it on international football. All these achievements belied the revelation he never played for the German senior team. Will there be another fairy-tale campaign come Russia?
1. Low was born on 3 February 1960. He is the oldest of four brothers in the town of Schonau in South= West Germany. He completed his education at the age of 17 before he dabble in wholesaling business as an apprentice. In 1968 he joined SC Freigburg and was so much effective in front of goal, his haul of 81 goals in 252 Bundesliga two seasons still stand as a club record. Low had stints at Eintraht Frankfurt, VFB Stuttgart and Karlsruke before hanging up his boots in 1995.
2. Low’s playing career was applaudable, he never played for senior Germany national team and could only earned four caps for the Under-21s. He was appointed Stuggart assistant coach in 1995. A year later, he was handed the first team reins and he guided the team to DFB cup glory in 1997. The touchline task seem to suit him afterwards. The following year, Low took his side to the final of Uefa Cup Winners Cup were he got beaten by Chelsea in a narrow 1-0 defeat. He moved to Turkey and took charged of Fenerbache, Karlsruke and Adanaspor before he led Innsbruck to Australian League title in 2002.
3. Joachim Low was appointed as an assistant to Jurgen Klinsmann in 2004. Both changed the structure and mindset of the German game and implement a more dynamic approach as part of the revolution.
4, Low was later appointed Germany head coach, he became the third man to coach German having never represented the senior team as a player after (Otto Metz and Erick Ribberk). He quelled any initial doubts with a comfortable 3-0 win over Sweden in his first assignment and made a statement with three more convincing victories in Germany subsequent outings.
5. Becoming the first head coach not to concede a goal in their opening four games. He went on to guide Germany to UEFA Euros 2008 final, 2010 World Cup Semi-Final and another Euro 2012 impressive outing. Germany fall short at those tournament, low learned and built the pyramids experience. He led Germany to 2014 World Cup triumph in Brazil and followed that up with success at the 2017 confederations Cup. Prior to this summer’s tournament in Russia, his record stands at 160 games in charge, 106 wins, 30 draws and 44 defeats.