Vicente del Bosque has stepped down from his post as Spain national manager after a terrific run in charge of La Furia Roja.
Del Bosque, 65, led Spain to the 2010 World Cup and the EURO 2012 title, winning 75 percent of his matches. Spain allowed just 79 goals in 114 games in charge.
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But Spain failed to escape the group stage at the 2014 World Cup, and Del Bosque oversaw a Round of 16 loss to Italy at this year’s EURO.
Many figured it would be the end of his time with Spain, and now he’s confirmed it.
From the BBC:
“Without a doubt, I have no intention to remain as coach, but you have to be discrete. No matter what the result of the Euros, I had no doubt about what my future would be,” he told Spanish public radio RNE.
Quite a run for the legendary Real Madrid player and coach. Who’s next? Could Luis Enrique be talked into it?