Spain manager Vicente Del Bosque has announced that he would be willing to leave his post following a disappointing World Cup campaign, according to BBC SPORT.

Despite back-to-back international success at the World Cup in 2010 and Euro 2012, the Spanish were knocked out after just two games at this year's tournament, including a humiliating 1-5 defeat against a rampant Holland side.

Del Bosque's side were criticised for being too predictable, lacking in ideas and selecting Iker Casillas despite his lack of game time at Real Madrid, among other things.

Del Bosque has subsequently declared that he would leave as coach if it is: "A problem for our football."


The 63-year-old former Real Madrid manager told the media: "The interests of the national team and the Federation will rank above my own interests when I make my decision.

"But the reality is what it is and, as far as it's up to me, I want to do what is best for the national team."

He added that if someone had told him this would be the situation before the tournament, he would have thought it impossible.


However, Spain's director of football Jorge Perez has stated that the support of the Spanish FA is unwaning in spite of the shock early exit. He maintains that they will: "Try to convince him to stay," if he hands in his resignation.

He also said of Del Bosque's position: "We still haven't spoken with Del Bosque, it's better to put a bit of distance between us and wait and then speak calmly in Madrid."

The hope will be for the Spaniard to lead his country to a third consecutive European title in France in 2016. Spain will have one last chance to redeem themselves against Australia following a dismal showing against Holland and Chile.

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