It is a decision that will delight and disgust in equal measure. In spite of seven trophyless years in charge of Germany, the DFB saw fit to hand Joachim Low a new deal which will keep his in his job for until 2016.
For many, the 53-year-old's footballing idealism, public persona and well-coiffed hair are evidence that he is not suited for the job. Germany, it claims, has lost what made the nation a fearsome machine - the steely mentality of a winner. Polls on numerous websites unanimously called for his sacking.
However, you only have to look at the transformation that has gone on within the Nationelf itself to understand the value of his work in revolutionizing the team.