Germany legend Michael Ballack has said he expected the DFB (German Football Association) to show Joachim Löw the door after he oversaw their worst World Cup campaign since 1938.
The former Germany captain, who won 98 caps during a distinguished 11-year international career, believes the DFB's decisions have not been properly examined and that the organization needs reform to increase accountability.
Germany’s Nations League clash with the Netherlands on Saturday in Amsterdam will be Loew’s 168th international since taking charge in 2006, but Ballack says his 12-year reign should already be over.
He said: "I was surprised as well as many other people that he kept his job. For a long time he worked with the team and sometimes you should say that things don't work anymore when you're so long with a certain team.
"As an outsider, I wished for German football that Low had gone out on top, because when you have talented players you shouldn't talk about other things, which was the case before the World Cup. The World Cup was a huge disappointment and there were reasons for that.
"You should analyse it, really, and not just say 'we will analyse that' when you have already made the decision to keep the coach. That's not a real analysis. There should not just be one person who is making these decisions. There should be more people in the German federation and a better structure.
"I think they can improve this for sure. But this has nothing to do with the performance on the pitch. That's an excuse for players sometimes, but we shouldn't forget these things."