Germany's World Cup-winning head coach Joachim Loew has named rising Bundesliga star Julian Nagelsmann, 29, as a possible future successor to take charge of the national team. Hoffenheim's Nagelsmann is the youngest head coach in Bundesliga history and was last week named coach of 2016 in Germany. The 57-year-old Loew steered his country to the Brazil 2014 World Cup title and has been head coach since 2006.
Germany coach Joachim Low has disagreed with Oliver Bierhoff over the national team manager's support for abolishing the offside rule, saying "football without offside does not make sense". Bierhoff backed a suggestion by FIFA technical director Marco van Basten that abolishing the offside rule could make the game more exciting, and the former Germany and AC Milan striker proposed a trial period to test the effects of a rule change. Low, who works alongside Bierhoff for the German national team, dismissed the idea and said that scrapping the offside rule could rob the game of its fundamental tactical elements.