Germany's World Cup-winning coach Joachim Low is to be made an honorary citizen of his hometown of Schoenau im Schwarzwald, the town mayor said on Tuesday.

"We are proud of Jogi Low. He has carried the name of Schoenau throughout the world," said mayor Peter Schelshorn.

Loew, 54, was born and grew up in the town in the Black Forest of south-western Germany which now counts 2,300 inhabitants.

The city council unanimously voted on Monday night to make Low an honorary citizen and also to rename the local stadium where the former midfielder played his first match after him.

Schelshorn said that Low has already agreed to accept the honour and there would be "a grand reception" organised.

Low, who led Germany to their fourth World Cup title in Brazil and the first since reunification in 1990, is currently on holidays in Freiburg, south-west Germany.

Loew took over as German head coach in 2006 after two years as assistant.

And German Football Federation (DFB) president Wolfgang Niersbach said he believes Low will honour his contract which runs until the 2016 European championship in France.

If he does his first task will be to find a new captain after defender Philipp Lahm's surprise international retirement, with Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger favourite for the job.