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Spain hope Vicente Del Bosque stays

October 9, 2013
By Dermot Corrigan, Spain Correspondent

The Spanish FA would like national coach Vicente Del Bosque to stay in the job until Euro 2016 in France.

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has won the World Cup and the European Championship
AssociatedDel Bosque's current contract expires next summer.

Del Bosque, 62, has already overseen 80 senior internationals, the most games of any manager in La Roja history, while winning both the World Cup in 2010 and retaining the European Championship trophy two years later.

The former Real Madrid boss's current contract ends after Brazil 2014 but, assuming Spain claim the four points required to reach for that tournament in their two remaining qualifiers at home to Belarus and Georgia, he could be offered an extension to that deal next week.

RFEF general secretary Jorge Perez told AS that there had been no discussions about a potential successor, and that 'El Bigote' could remain as 'seleccionador' for as long as he wished.

"Del Bosque is part of Spanish football’s heritage,” Perez said. “We have not even thought of any other alternative for the post of national coach. Del Bosque will continue with us until he wants, for all the years that he wishes.”

Del Bosque regularly says that he is happy in his job, and could continue beyond next summer’s tournament, however he recognises that the final decision would be up to the RFEF and may depend on how Spain perform in the tournament.

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