Vicente del Bosque says he will talk to the Spanish Football Federation about his future on the country’s bench after their Euro 2016 defeat to Italy.
Spain’s eight-year grip on the European Championship came to an end on Monday after Italy exacted revenge for their reverse in the Euro 2012 final to the tune of a 2-0 victory, and Del Bosque refused to confirm whether he would still be in charge for the 2018 World Cup qualifiers in September.
“It’s not a good time for us. We lost and have been eliminated, but you have to accept the defeat with honour,” the Coach said after the game.
“We had a timid first half and were more aggressive in the second, but without success. They put us under a lot of danger with their physical strength.
“[The substitutions] didn’t come off, although they all played with their best intentions. We fought in the second half but didn’t have luck.
“[On Aritz Aduriz suffering an injury], we had the opportunity to bring on Pedro, who’s a quick player, and he had a good chance at the end.
“[On the end of an era], this team have the World Cup qualifiers in September and will continue working.
“[On his future], I’ll speak with the President. I haven’t spoken to the players. I haven’t decided whether or not [to stay]. I’ll talk to Villar first.”