Clubs looking at the direction of Joachim Low for next season should forget it as the gaffer has put his focus on winning the World Cup for a second time after agreeing on a new contract as Germany coach until 2022.

The German Football Association (DFB) announced the deal shortly before Low named a 27-man provisional squad for the tournament in Russia, which included Bayern Munich goalkeeper, Manuel Neuer despite his injury woes.

Low, 58, has been in charge of Germany’s national team since 2006, guiding them to glory at the 2014 World Cup as well as the final of Euro 2008 and the semi-finals of the competition in 2012 and 2016.

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Low’s entire backroom staff have also agreed new deals, as has national team managing director, Oliver Bierhoff.

Low said: “Working together with Andy Kopke, Thomas Schneider, Marcus Sorg, Oliver Bierhoff and our entire team behind the scenes, we are working to develop the best players in Germany and make them better, to form a team going for the highest goals in football. That drives me and brings me huge joy.

“I have a great desire going into the upcoming World Cup in Russia and the intense weeks with the team to come. This tournament is now my full focus.”

DFB president, Reinhard Grindel said the contract reflects the association’s faith in Low and his team.

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