Spain manager Vicente Del Bosque has signed a two-year extension of his contract, which now runs until 2016. The former Real Madrid manager will lead La Roja until the Euro 2016 in France. Despite Spain’s defeat in the Confederations Cup final against Brazil, Del Bosque is still the right man to lead Spain.
His contract was due to expire after the 2014 World Cup, and there was rumors suggesting that the former Real Madrid manager would leave after next year’s tournament in Brazil. Extending his contract is the best decision the Spanish Football Federation could have possibly made. The 62 year-old manager is the most successful manager Spain has ever known.
He’s also one of the best successful managers in the game. Del Bosque has won two Champion’s League and two La Liga titles with Real Madrid before winning the World Cup in 2010 and the Euro in 2012 with Spain. He’s the only manager to have ever won the World Cup, the Euro and the Champion’s League.
Also, Del Bosque has proved that there was no better man than him to make a successful transition from the Xavi Hernandez generation to keep Spanish football at the summit of the world. Players like Xavi (33-years-old), Xabi Alonso (31), Iker Casillas (32),David Villa (31) may play their last international tournament in Brazil next summer, and Del Bosque has done a fantastic job bringing in young talents into the national squad.
Players from Spain’s winning side at the U21 European Championship last summer have seriously started to knock at the door, and some of them will surely be on the plane to Brazil. Alberto Moreno (Sevilla, 21-years-old), Inigo Martinez (Real Sociedad, 22), Koke (Atletico Madrid, 21) have recently been called up and represent the future of Spain.
Vicente Del Bosque’s contract extension was the best decision for both parties. He has led Spain to unprecedented successes and there was no reason for him to stop. At this time, there is no better man to lead Spain in Brazil next year.