Spain boss Vicente del Bosque set to be offered new deal upon World Cup qualification
The Spanish Football Federation looks set to offer national team manager Vicente del Bosque a new contract.
By Francisco Acedo
Last Updated: 09/10/13 10:59am
Jorge Perez, general secretary of the RFEF, has been quoted as telling the Spanish press that Del Bosque is part of the country's 'football heritage' and remains the only man the federation want in the post.
Del Bosque has been in charge of Spain since 2008 and has enjoyed World Cup and European Championship success with the team.
Qualification for next summer's World Cup in Brazil will be assured if they can pick up four points from their final two Group I games against Belarus and Georgia, and it is reported that Del Bosque will then be offered a two-year contract extension to take him through to the end of Euro 2016.
"We have not sought any alternative for the post of coach. Del Bosque will be with us until he wants and for as many years as he wants," Perez is quoted by AS.
Del Bosque has been at the helm of the national team for 80 matches, more than any other coach in Spain's history, and has the best record with 65 wins, eight draws and only seven losses.
He is happy in the job, reportedly saying: "I want to continue and will do whatever the Federation wants."