Vicente Del Bosque is set to continue managing the Spanish national team, despite crashing out of the World Cup at the group stages just four years after leading Spain to their first ever World Cup victory.
The Spanish Football Federation have announced that they are fully behind Del Bosque, who they claim to be “the best coach around.”
The former Real Madrid manager lead Spain to victory in the 2010 World Cup, as well as back-to-back European Championship victories. However, he was unable to guide a poor Spanish side out of what appeared to be a fairly easy group.
The Netherlands appeared to be their only real threat, but after beating them in the previous World Cup final, Spain were favourites to top the group – which couldn’t be further from reality, with Spain now sitting bottom of their group after defeats to Holland and Chile.
Following the Chile game, Del Bosque admitted that there may be consequences to their exit, but Spain’s director of football, Jorge Perez, has confirmed that there are no plans to replace him.
Perez told a Spanish radio station: “from top to bottom in the federation we are all behind Del Bosque.
“If he does resign, we will try to convince him to stay.”
The 63-year-old manager’s current contract runs until the end of the 2016 European Championship, and he looks likely to be given the chance to compete for a third successive Euro win.
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