Luc Holtz; Credit: FLF

Earlier this month, the Fédération Luxembourgeoise de Football (FLF - Luxembourg's football federation) announced that, together with Luc Holtz, they mutually agreed to extend his contract until 31 December 2025.

Luc Holtz has been coach to the national men's football team since 2010 and this year led them to the play-offs for EURO2024. Under his leadership, during the EURO2024 qualifying campaign, the team recorded wins over Liechtenstein, Iceland and Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as drawing away to Slovakia.

Due to their performance in the UEFA 2023 Nations League Group C1 when they defeated Lithuania and the Faeroe Islands and drew away to Turkey, they qualified for the EURO2024 pay-offs where they will face Georgia away on 21 March 2024, with the winner advancing to the play-off final against the winner of Greece and Kazakhstan. 

In the previous qualifying tournament, for the FIFA 2022 World Cup, he led Luxembourg to wins over the Republic of Ireland (away) and Azerbaijan (home and away).

Luxembourg is currently ranked #83 in the FIFA rankings (their highest ever ranking was #82, in 2017; their lowest has been #195). When Luc Holtz took over the national team in 2010, Luxembourg was then ranked #134. 

Luxembourg has participated in every FIFA World Cup qualifying tournament since 1934 and in UEFA European Championship qualifiers since 1964. They are yet to qualify for a major tournament.

The Board of Directors of the FLF has agreed the contract extension which would bring Luc Holtz and the national team to the end of the qualification period for the FIFA 2026 World Cup which is to be held in the US, Mexico and Canada.