The German Football Association (DFB) is opening a large train station when ex-national coach Joachim Löw actually says goodbye on the sidelines of the World Cup qualifier on November 11 in Wolfsburg against Liechtenstein.
Players, coaches, supervisors and other companions “will stand in line for him again before the game starts,” said Rio World Champion Benedikt Höwedes, who is currently completing a kind of trainee program in team management for the national team, in an interview on the association’s website.
Höwedes is in charge of organizing the farewell of the world champion trainer. The former captain of Schalke 04 is sure that Löw, who “always valued his players and everyone around the team”, will die that evening on the pitch and from the stands.
“I would like a full stadium and a worthy backdrop for one of the most successful national coaches we have ever had,” said the 33-year-old: “We want to make the game special.”
But he also knows that there is “no game and no stadium” that “would represent the appropriate stage to bid farewell to such a successful coach”. For him, Löw is “in line with the other three German world champion coaches Sepp Herberger, Helmut Schön and Franz Beckenbauer.”