His foray into playing at a higher level was ultimately limited to brief spells as a fringe player at Stuttgart and Eintracht Frankfurt. By the age of 29,
|FC Frauenfeld||1994 – 1995|
|VfB Stuttgart||1996 – 1998|
|Fenerbahce||1998 – 1999|
|Karlsruher||1999 – 2000|
|Adanaspor||2000 – 2001|
|Tirol Innsbruck||2001 – 2002|
|Austria Wien||2003 – 2004|
|Germany||2006 – present|
International management is where
That was part of a German reboot after a general decline and a disastrous Euro 2004, with Löw brought on board several years after meeting Klinsmann on a coaching course.
Löw got his first job in 1992 at Swiss club Winterthur, where he coached the youth team. That led to a player-manager gig at Frauenfeld in 1994, followed by an assistant’s job back home in Germany at former club Stuttgart.
|FIFA World Coach of the Year||2014|
The 2014 World Cup is by the far the crown jewel of
Löw took over at Tirol Innsbruck in October 2001 and led the already reigning Austrian champions to a third straight Bundesliga title that season, but lost his job when the club went bankrupt and was dissolved. Austrian Supercup success came with Austria Wien in 2003.
Having taken over from Klinsmann after the 2006 World Cup,
Euro 2020 Qualifying Record
|Netherlands 2-3 Germany||Sané, Gnabry, Schulz|
|Belarus 0-2 Germany||Sané, Reus|
|Germany 8-0 Estonia||Reus (2), Gnabry (2), Goretzka, Gündoğan, Wener, Sané|
|Germany 2-4 Netherlands||Gnabry, Kroos|
|Northern Ireland 0-2 Germany||Halstenberg, Gnabry|
|Estonia 0-3 Germany||Gündoğan (2), Werner|
|Germany 4-0 Belarus||Ginter, Goretzka, Kroos (2)|
|Germany 6-1 Northern Ireland||Gnabry (3), Goretzka (2), Brandt|
Germany qualified for their 13th European Championship by finishing top of Group C, securing their place with a game to spare after hammering Belarus in the penultimate round of fixtures. It made them one of the last automatic qualifiers to make it.