Thursday September 19 2019
Vicente Del Bosque: No comment on Real Madrid situation

Former Real Madrid boss Vicente Del Bosque has refused to comment on the club’s current form “out of respect.”

Del Bosque played for Los Blancos for 16 years of his career and managed the side between 1999 and 2003, following on from two spells as caretaker boss.

Now 68, the Coach led the club to eight trophies including two La Liga titles and two Champions League crowns whilst at the helm.

However, Madrid are now in a slump of form with the question of current Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane being called into question.

Thursday September 5 2019
Vicente Del Bosque: 'If I were managing a club, I wouldn't sign Neymar'

Ex Spain boss Vicente Del Bosque declares his disinterest in working with Paris-Saint-Germain forward Neymar, report Marca and attributed to Estudio Estadio.

The former two time European Championship and the 2010 World Cup winning coach spoke on late night football talkshow  'Estudio Estadio' concerning a host of matters - with Neymar and Spain dominating conversation.

Wednesday May 23 2018
Del Bosque surprised at ZZ success

Former Real Madrid Coach Vicente Del Bosque admits he did not envisage Zinedine Zidane launching a career in coaching.

The Frenchman, now at the helm at the Bernabeu, starred under the future Spain boss in Madrid between 2001 and 2003.

“At that time, I did not believe he would turn into a Head Coach after starring as a player,” Del Bosque told reporters.

“Of course he was a player who had great, unlimited talent and while he struggled initially to adapt to Spanish football, in the end he settled in very well and excelled.

Sunday July 30 2017
Del Bosque: I believed in Villar

Former Spain boss Vicente del Bosque admits he believed in the honesty of disgraced RFEF President Angel Maria Villar. “I stuck my neck out for him.”

Villar was arrested on corruption charges last week and has since resigned from his positions at FIFA and UEFA, and Del Bosque confessed he was “worried” by the tense situation that Spanish football’s governing body found itself in.

“Villar? I stuck my neck out for him,” he told Cadena COPE.

Friday June 30 2017
Del Bosque hopeful on Morata stay

Former Spain and Real Madrid Coach Vicente Del Bosque hopes Alvaro Morata will stay at the Bernabeu despite interest from Manchester United.

Los Blancos are hopeful of negotiating the English giants to an €80m fee for the 24-year-old striker, who is reportedly open to leaving Madrid due to lack of regular playing time.

"These are decisions for the players," Del Bosque told El Transistor on Thursday.

Thursday March 16 2017
Lucho leaves a legacy - Del Bosque

Former Real Madrid and Spain Coach Vicente Del Bosque believes Luis Enrique will leave a ‘permanent legacy’ of success at Barcelona.

Enrique will be stepping down from the Camp Nou hotseat at the end of the current campaign but Del Bosque believes he will leave the club a legend regardless of what happens this season, having won two La Liga titles, two Copa del Reys and a Champions League crown.

Saturday December 31 2016
VDB: Zizou despised like me

Former Real Madrid and Spain boss Vicente del Bosque claims Zinedine Zidane is “despised” like he was and that he rejected a huge offer from China.

Del Bosque’s Madrid reign between 1999 and 2003 was regularly downplayed, despite his two La Liga titles and as many Champions Leagues, and the veteran cited parallels with Zidane, whose achievements have proved similarly divisive.

“I know there are those who despise people’s work based on them being very lucky,” he told El Confidencial.

Wednesday November 9 2016
Del Bosque backs Pique

Former Spain boss Vicente Del Bosque has backed Gerard Pique in his decision to retire from the Spanish national team after the 2018 World Cup.

The 65-year-old managed the defender at international level for eight years between 2008 and 2016, before stepping down after this year’s European Championships to be replaced by Julen Lopetegui.

"How Pique was treated was unfair,” Del Bosque is quoted as saying by Marca.

"He thinks about the future and I think it's ok to do that and I think he does not feel so unhappy in the team.

Friday October 21 2016
VDB: Pique exemplary for Spain

Former Spain manager Vicente Del Bosque has come out in support of Gerard Pique following the recent controversy surrounding the defender.

Del Bosque guided the national side to the 2010 World Cup title and the 2012 European Championships in his eight-year spell, of which Pique played an instrumental part.

“Everything he does is put under the microscope,” the 65-year-old explained on Cadena Cope.

Sunday October 9 2016
‘Spain players disturbed by poison’

Former Spain boss Vicente del Bosque has claimed that “there was poison from the outside which disturbed the dressing room”.

Del Bosque guided Spain to World Cup and European Championship glory in his first two major tournaments but suffered a group-stage exit at Brazil 2014, which was followed by elimination from Euro 2016 in the last 16.

“There was poison from the outside which disturbed the dressing room,” he said after he was made an honorary member of the University of Salamanca’s alumni association on Saturday.

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