Germany boss Joachim Loew has been given a boost ahead of his side’s play-off match against Uruguay.
The two sides fight for third place in Port Elizabeth on Saturday, but the DFB already appear to have confirmed that they wish to retain Loew’s services.
News of the deal was announced on the eve of the match by German newspaper Bild, although the final terms and conditions appear to be as yet undecided.
“The decision has been taken to meet after the finals are over and things have calmed down,” German Football Federation (DFB) President Theo Zwanziger said. “Joachim knows that we want to stick with him and I believe the chances of that being the case are good.”
Loew has been out of contract since the end of June, but remained at the helm to guide his side to the semi-finals, with wins against England and Argentina.
Defeat to Spain ruled Germany out of Sunday’s final, but Loew looks set to have another chance at glory when qualification for Euro 2012 begins in September