Low talks Germany successor, trophy aim
Joachim Low has singled out Thomas Tuchel of Mainz and Borussia Dortmund's Jurgen Klopp as potential successors to him as Germany coach.
Low claimed both share his philosophy of bringing through young players, and believes they would be ideal candidates to replace him when the time came.
"With Dortmund, Mainz and Freiburg, I can see similarities with the way we play," he said. "Dortmund, for example, are one of the masters of a particularly important issue for me: the quick countering after gaining possession.
"Klopp and Tuchel could definitely manage the national team with their styles. Whenever I have spoken with Klopp and Tuchel, I can tell already they know exactly what they want. They have a roadmap and they follow it religiously."
However, Low is not thinking of standing down as Germany coach in the near future. He recently extended his contract until after UEFA EURO 2012, but should he not win that, he would like another go at glory at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™.
"My gut feeling is that we will be capable of winning a title in 2012 or 2014," added Low in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. "We have reached a good standard now and there is no way we will drop below a certain fundamental level."