Bosque to stay
MADRID: Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has opened the door to staying on after next year’s Euro 2016 tournament should the holders qualify as expected.
Del Bosque, who took over from the late Luis Aragones after Spain’s triumph at Euro 2008, has previously suggested he will step down after the competition in France, where La Roja will be chasing an unprecedented third straight continental title.
Spanish media have reported that soccer federation (RFEF) president Angel Maria Villar is trying to persuade the 64-year-old to stay on until the 2018 World Cup in Russia and Del Bosque appeared to leave that possibility open in an interview with Spanish radio on Thursday.
“I think that in football matters you don’t have to be very rigid,” he told Cadena Cope when asked about his future. Spain can make sure of their place at Euro 2016 with a win against Group C minnows Luxembourg in Logrono on Friday.