National Team coach of Spain and former Manager of Real Madrid Football Club, Vicente del Bosque has resigned.
Coach Del Bosque quit his post on Thursday after the Spanish national team failed to qualify for the quarter-finals at the ongoing Euro 2016, according to reports from Spanish sports dailies AS and Marca.
Del Bosque informed Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) president Angel Maria Villar of his decision on Tuesday, a day after Spain were eliminated from the tournament following a sloppy 2-0 defeat to Italy, the reports said.
The reports also revealed that Villar had asked Del Bosque not to make the decision public until the next RFEF assembly on July 15, or at least until he has announced a replacement for Del Bosque.
Vincente Del Bosque Quits As Spain Coach
His contract runs until the end of Euro 2016, and up until now the former Real Madrid coach had been coy on his future plans but said he would discuss the issue with Villar.
After the loss to Italy on, he said:
“There is no point going over and over this, I will speak with the president and decide the best thing for the national team.”
The 65-year-old led the national team to win their first-ever World Cup title in 2010, and then to retain their European Championship in the year 2012.
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Del Bosque coached Real Madrid from 1999 to 2003, which was the most successful period in the club’s modern era.
Vincente Del Bosque is regarded as one of the greatest and most successful managers of all time.
He is to date the only football manager to have won the Champions League, the European Championship, and the World Cup, as well as the Intercontinental Cup.