Wednesday 16 August 2006


Bernd Schneider 4', Miroslav Klose 8', 44'

Jogi is off to a flying start in his first match in charge, as Miroslav Klose carries on where he left off at the 2006 World Cup!

Löw on a High as Germany Trounce Hapless Swedes 3-0

"We tried to bring the momentum from the World Cup into this match," explained Löw. "I think we did that and it was great to win my first game 3-0. It is a positive sign for the Euro qualifiers."
"I think you could see our team matured at the World Cup and we have a lot of confidence from that tournament. We just have to carry on in the Euro qualifiers."
Three-goal Germany Off to Easy Start under Löw
"We managed to put Sweden under a lot of pressure right from the start and soon found our rhythm."
Klose scores twice in Germany win

Joachim Löw: "Das war ein guter Neubeginn"
Interviewed on, Jogi spoke of today as a good restart, even if the Swedes were not the most testing of opponents. He praised the debutees Manuel Friedrich and Malik Fathi, and said playing on the right is an option for Philipp Lahm. On his own debut as Bundestrainer he said he was "not nervous", calmly approaching the task in hand. = "It was nothing new for me, even though I now have sole responsibility".

"Kapitel Klinsi ist abgeschlossen!" - a post match interview with Jogi from Bild. He says that the team now have to tackle new goals without Jürgen, who had sent him an e-mail of good wishes prior to the game. He says he sat up on the back of the bench during the game 'because the view is better'. 'Jogi will not be Klinsi II' says Bild, and not just because he wears his watch on the other hand!

Training, Berlin, 14 August 2006, and Kamen, 15 August 2006

Swedes to provide testing start for new Germany coach Löw - 15 August 2006
"We all hope Michael Ballack is back fit again as soon as possible ... (but) we have to take the situation as it comes," Löw said on Monday.
Löw Boldly Targets Euro 2008 Glory
"The confidence we got playing with, and even dominating, some of the best teams in the world will stay with us and we can use it to our advantage," Löw said on Sunday.
"The expectations are high, but I expect there will also be enough realism as well. Now we want to harvest at Euro 2008 what we failed to get - that means the European title," he said at his first news conference since replacing World Cup coach Jürgen Klinsmann.
Boldly outlining his goals before his first match in charge, a friendly against Sweden in Gelsenkirchen tomorrow, Löw said he would stick to the attacking game that worked well at the World Cup where Germany finished third.
"We had a good World Cup but we didn't achieve what we set out to do," Löw said.
Above right - Jogi together with members of the German national soccer team Oliver Neuville, Torsten Frings, Bastian Schweinsteiger, and German President Horst Koehler, pose for a group photo after Koehler honoured the team with the Silbernes Lorbeerblatt Award at Bellevue Palace, Berlin, 14 August 2006

Press Conference, Berlin, 13 October 2006

Germany's New coach Löw Stands by World Cup Squad - 11 August 2006

"The injury situation has opened the door for Manuel Friedrich and he will get another chance," said Löw. "He had a strong performance in the Bundesliga last season and only just missed winning a spot in the World Cup squad."
"We're looking forward to the tasks ahead and go into the season full of confidence," Löw said. "The Sweden match will revive special World Cup memories. But we realise the players are not yet in top form after the holiday break."

Joachim Löw becomes the Tenth Bundestrainer
12 July 2006

Löw steps up as Klinsmann quits
Jürgen Klinsmann will be succeeded as Germany coach by his assistant Joachim Löw following their success in guiding the host nation to third place at the 2006 FIFA World Cup. "Two years ago it was Jürgen who sat here and said, 'We want to win the World Cup'. Now I am sitting here and saying, 'It is our goal to win UEFA EURO 2008'," Löw told reporters today.
Löw's first match at the helm will be the friendly against Sweden on 16 August before Germany begin their UEFA EURO 2008 qualifying campaign in September. "We have a young team and I think we played the most attractive football during the World Cup," he said. "I am looking forward to working with these players and there is a lot of upcoming talent from our Under-21s."
According to Klinsmann, the 46-year-old heavily influenced German tactics and lineups during the World Cup. He is a proponent of the more offensive style Klinsmann tried to instil. The outgoing coach also dismissed speculation he received a lucrative offer to coach the United States and has said he is not interested in managing another national side.

'Jogi' to build on Jürgen legacy

"We were strong, and we were a very, very good team that learned how fruitful cooperation through communication, transparency and open criticism can be," Loew said last week in an interview with the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
Flanked by Klinsmann at a news conference in Frankfurt yesterday, Löw said it would be a huge challenge to continue on the same path but that it was "unavoidable".
"That's the only way we can achieve a lasting place among the very best in the world," he said.

Joachim Löw: "Wir wollen Europameister werden" - in his first interview as Bundestrainer, Jogi looks to the future - including the selection of an assistant!

Jogi Cool | So einen Bundestrainer hatten wir noch nie - Bild investigates a shirtless 'Jogi Cool'

The big names react to Jogi's appointment on this Sportschau page

Neuer Bundestrainer: Joachim Löw übernimmt - 12 July 2006

Jogi's Career to Date - from

Last revised 2 October 2012
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