Vicente del Bosque has denied Jose Mourinho’s assertion that only the Portuguese is busy in the run-up to January’s Ballon d’Or awards.
Mourinho was asked last week to reflect on the news that he, Del Bosque and Pep Guardiola had been shortlisted for the Coach of the Year award and quipped that of the trio, he had the least amount of time to comment.
In response to being called out by Mourinho as having ‘three months off’, Del Bosque has made clear that every day is a work day for him too.
“I work every day, if you want to, you can see me there from 9.30 in the morning,” the World Cup and European Championship-winner told Cope radio this week.
“I do not value his words. I was informed at the time. Everyone can take it as it is. When I heard the words of Mourinho I smiled, because it is a fact that we do not compete until February.”