Joaquin Caparros is pleased at being linked with the Spain bench but insists he’d like Vicente Del Bosque to remain after Euro 2016.
Del Bosque has suggested he’ll step down following the summer tournament and Caparros is among the names touted as a successor.
“Like every football Coach, I’d love it. But hopefully Del Bosque has more years,” Caparros said, Marca reports.
“We have a special Coach. It’d be good for our football if he stays longer. If not, it would be an honour, but we must all convince him to stay.”
Caparros added that as far as he was concerned, friendlies against opponents such as Italy and Romania are valuable and he played down the risk of injury.
“Nobody has won anything. These friendlies are for working on other variations,” he continued before noting the absence of Sergio Busquets and Andres Iniesta as an explanation for muted Spain performances.
“We’re talking about two unique players in the world. When they don’t play, it shows. They’re indispensable.
“These friendlies are marvellous. What’s the risk? You can get injured in training.”