Joachim Low will LEAVE his role as Germany national team boss after the Euros.
The German FA (DFB) have confirmed the news on their website.
The 61-year-old was under contract until after the 2022 World Cup, but has asked to leave the role early.
Low took over in 2006 after a spell as Jurgen Klinsmann’s assistant and won the 2014 World Cup.
He told the DFB website: “I take this step very consciously, full of pride and enormous gratitude, but at the same time continue to be very motivated when it comes to the upcoming European Championship tournament.
“I’m proud, because it is something very special and an honor for me to be involved in my country. And because I have been able to work with the best footballers in the country for almost 17 years and support them in their development.
“I have great triumphs with them and painful defeats, but above all many wonderful and magical moments – not just winning the 2014 World Cup in Brazil . I am and will remain grateful to the DFB, which has always provided me and the team with an ideal working environment.”
Meanwhile, Ladbrokes have made Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp the second favourite to replace Joachim Low in the summer.
A disastrous title defence has led to questions of the German’s position, although he has remained adamant that he wants to stay at Anfield.
Germany Under-21 boss Stefan Kuntz is the bookie’s frontrunner.
A Ben Godfrey own goal and a second-half penalty by Jorginho maintained Chelsea’s unbeaten run under Thomas Tuchel with a 2-0 win against Everton at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea took the lead after 31 minutes when Kai Havertz’s flicked shot from Marcos Alonso’s low cross ricocheted off Godfrey and into the net.
Jordan Pickford denied Chelsea a second four minutes before half-time, palming Alonso’s effort past the post after the defender raced through on goal.
Alonso saw his curling left-footed free-kick tipped over by Pickford before Richarlison blazed wide of the upright for Everton as match opened up.
Chelsea doubled their advantage from the penalty spot on 65 minutes when Jorginho sent Pickford the wrong way after the Everton goalkeeper had been penalised for a foul on Havertz.
Timo Werner squandered two chances late on but Chelsea saw out the win as Tuchel became the first head coach in Premier League history to guide his side to five clean sheets in each of his first five home matches in charge.
The win takes fourth-placed Chelsea up to 50 points, four clear of Everton in sixth.
Carlo Ancelotti has admitted that Everton are not at the same level with Chelsea after his club were beaten at Stamford Bridge on Monday night, saying: “We have to be honest, we are not at the same level.”
Chelsea scored twice in the match to consolidate their grip on the fourth position in the Premier League.
Everton’s performance brought them back to reality and showed they will need further improvement if they are to break into the top four.
They had to wait until first-half injury time before they could test home goalkeeper Edouard Mendy and he saved a 25-yard low strike from Andre Gomes – the visitors’ only shot on target.
“They played better than us. They deserved to win,” he told BT Sport. “We were good defensively for 30 minutes. When they scored the game became difficult for us. They are a good team.”
Everton clearly came to west London to soak up a much pressure as they could. It went well for half an hour but the goal changed everything.
And the Italian tactician confessed that his side cannot compete with the class Chelsea had on view.
“The game that we planned was what we got for 30 minutes. We didn’t have a lot of opportunities,” he added. “Richarlison had a chance. But we have to be honest, we are not at the same level.
“We cannot play an open game against this kind of team. It was the plan to play the same way as we played against Liverpool, but against Liverpool we scored early.”
The priority now for the Goodison Park outfit is to maintain their challenge until May. Ancelotti insists they will do just that and is determined to draw a line under a disappointing night.
“We are looking to fight for Europe. This is good for us,” he continued. “We will be there until the last game. We are disappointed for this defeat but no tragedy. We look to the next game.”
Chelsea recorded another win, and another clean sheet. But it must be emphasized that the 2-0 scoreline flattered Everton as Thomas Tuchel’s honeymoon extended to 11 unbeaten games.
Meanwhile, the Evening Standard rate Tuchel’s squad after the win over Carlo Ancelotti’s side:
Edouard Mendy 6
Everton rarely got close enough to trouble him. Dealt with everything he had to.
Cesar Azpilicueta 7
Calvert-Lewin tried to target him when Everton went long – but he held his own against the bigger man
Andreas Christensen 7
Had the pace and timing to dispossess Richarlison when the Everton man looked set to go through one-on-one with Mendy. Another impressive performance.
Kurt Zouma 7
Did well coming into a back three after playing so little football. Largely untroubled.
Reece James 7
Stretched the game really well and frightened Everton with his runs forward. Everton couldn’t get behind him at the other end.
So many timely interceptions and controlled use of the ball saw Chelsea dominate in midfield from the off.
Mateo Kovacic 7
Energetic with his driving runs to perfectly complement Jorginho’s calm control. It is an effective partnership.
Marcos Alonso 8
A constant threat with his bursts forward and intelligent movement. Set up Chelsea’s opener and might have scored himself. Remarkable he was frozen out for so long under Lampard.
Kai Havertz 8
One of his brightest performances of the season as a false nine. His deflected shot put Chelsea in front and he won the penalty for their second. Saw a smart finish ruled out for handball, but his movement to create the chance was excellent.
Callum Hudson-Odoi 7
Interchanged well with Alonso. A role change for him as a split forward and had some dangerous moments including one curling effort.
Timo Werner 6
Twice failed to score when one-on-one with Pickford. Not as effective as he was when playing centrally against Liverpool, but still had golden chances to extend the margin of victory for Chelsea.
Mason Mount (Hudson-Odoi, ’66) 6
Some of Chelsea’s best attacking moments came after he added more creativity up front.