Loew, who has been in charge since 2006, coached Germany to
the 2014 World Cup title and to a total of five straight
semi-final appearances at World Cups and Euros, with his current
deal running to 2018 and the World Cup in Russia.
The 56-year-old, in charge for 138 matches so far, saw his team
fail to win Euro 2016 after losing in the semi-final stage to
hosts France in July but after hesitating a few days eventually
said he would stay on as Germany coach to 2018.
"I said before the Euro that I can imagine a long-term
collaboration (with Loew)," Grindel told Germany's Kicker
"I have a very good relationship with Loew and if he wants to
talk about his future then I am ready to do so any time."
Grindel said Loew's success meant the coach could decide if and
when he wanted to extend the deal.
"Out of respect for our World Cup coach this is something he can
decide for himself. If he wishes to do so only after the 2018
World Cup then I would tell him that this is the way we will do
it," said Grindel, who took over the DFB presidency in April.
"He has achieved so much and has earned that right."
Germany kicked off the World Cup qualifying campaign with a 3-0
victory over Norway on Sept. 4 in their first Group C game.
(Reporting by Karolos Grohmann; editing Amlan Chakraborty)
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