FourFourTwo’s Best Football Managers in the World, 2016: No.11, Joachim Low

Joachim Low’s year will effectively be remembered for a Euro 2016 semi-final defeat to France. Germany came into the tournament with expectations of succeeding Spain as the new football powerhouse, but left merely as World Cup winners from two years prior.

Yet, in the history of Low’s time in charge of Germany, he’s probably never been less to blame for a defeat than this one. Granted, his squad selection might have been missing a few in-form players, but the players he had to face France were good enough to win.

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