Vincente Del Bosque to remain coach of Spain?
The future of Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque is causing a lot of concern. The Spanish boss has declared that all questioned linked to his managerial career should be kept on hold till Spain qualifies for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Spain can easily achieve that target should they win their upcoming home games against Belarus in Mallorca and Georgia in Albacete.
Del Bosque is eager to lead Spain into another glorious victory at the World Cup. Should such an event occur, Spain will become the first nation to successfully defend their World Cup title. The 62-year-old coach, who already has the 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012 trophies on his mantle, is rumored to be eager stay at his position till Euro 2016.
Spanish Football Association’s general secretary Jorge Perez revealed earlier this week that Del Bosque could remain coach of Spain till Euro 2016 in France. Meanwhile, in a press conference on Thursday Del Bosque refused to accept any news till Spain had qualified for the World Cup.
“We will see about the future later,” Del Bosque said. “The present is this six points we are playing for, which we cannot lose sight of. Football can betray you, and we must be prepared, we cannot get carried away by confidence.”
Del Bosque also reacted to Spain players Koke and Pedro Rodriguez’s statements asking the Spanish boss to extend his stay. On the topic Del Bosque said: “What else are the players going to say?”
Del Bosque also talked about how La Furia Roja had a difficult start to the season, but stayed in control and slowly got back into form. Del Bosque said he was proud of his men and believed they would acquire more success in the future. Del Bosque admitted Spain endured a difficult start in the qualifying stages, but they were ready to win the Jules Rimet trophy again next year.
“We are in an ideal situation to qualify, we slipped up a bit against Finland and at home against France, but got a very positive result in Paris,” Del Bosque added. “So now we have two finals in front of us, and cannot be distracted by anything else. We know the atmosphere is optimistic, but anything can happen in football, so we must prepare properly.”
Del Bosque further informed that his team had been practicing well, which is why he expected them to pick wins over their opponents this week.