Del Bosque: Trio could succeed me

Vicente del Bosque has endorsed Rafa Benitez, Roberto Martinez and Julen Lopetegui as possible Spain successors but refused to mention Joaquin Caparros.

Del Bosque is all-but-certain to vacate his post as Spain Coach after Euro 2016, and he put forward three names he felt could replace him, including Everton boss Martinez – despite the latter’s lack of managerial experience in his home country and reports his job was under threat.

“There are some very good Spanish Coaches: [Rafa] Benitez, Roberto Martinez, [Julen] Lopetegui … Searching for a new Coach is very easy,” he told Estudio Estadio.

Caparros had been touted as the shock favourite for the position, but the 65-year-old’s comments seemingly rule him out of the running.

Tags Joaquin Caparros Julen Lopetegui Rafa Benitez Roberto Martinez Spain Vicente Del Bosque