Vicente Del Bosque repeats his intention is to stand down as Spain Coach after Euro 2016 and admits mistakes ‘but success too’ in his tenure.
Del Bosque, in a lengthy interview with Mundo Deportivo, discussed his future and his successor, though he insists he has no idea who the Spanish Football Federation might approach.
“It’s not a question for me. They haven’t asked my opinion and if they did I would give it on what I understand the position of Coach to be, nothing more. It’s a question for the President and the board of directors,” he explained.
“I don’t think I’m going to continue, my idea is not to, but it’s a decision for the Federation, the President, and we’ll talk at the right time. It’s not a problem, it’s a minor issue that will be resolved soon.
“The national team won’t be decapitated, it will continue to function the same and the interest will be the same even if I don’t continue.”
Asked how he would like to be remembered for his time on the national team bench, Del Bosque replied he wants to be thought of as someone who gave his all.
“I tried to do the best for Spanish football and to fulfil my responsibility as a Coach should do,” he continued.
“With mistakes? Of course, but I imagine with some success too, like everyone else.
“Goodbye football? I don’t believe I’m being linked to any position, but I’ll stay close to football and defend it with everything I can.”