Spanish national team manager Vicente del Bosque is widely expected to step down from his role at the end of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
However, he has stated that he has yet not decided about his decision to step down. The former Real Madrid manager has been responsible for overseeing one of the most successful periods in world football for the Spanish national team. It has been era of domination from the Spaniards, but there has been wide remarks that del Bosque will step down from his post in order to give other managers an opportunity after the 2014 World Cup.
He has also been linked with a return to club football as well. However, he has said that a decision is yet to be made on his future. He will also speak about his future only after the end of the World Cup. Spain’s big challenge will be to win the Confederations cup that will take place in the summer. Spain are undoubtedly the big favourites to lift the competition, but del Bosque has said that there are several good teams like Brazil and Italy who can also win this trophy. Traditionally, teams that win the Confederations cup have not managed to lift the World Cup.
“I’m not sure I’ll go after the World Cup 2014 in Brazil. If we qualify for 2014, in the World Cup we want to defend the title we won in South Africa and from there, in June or July 2014, we will talk about the future. We’ll be calling up players who have had a very tough season. Let’s see what form they’re in first and then we can get them into the best conditions to start training,” said del Bosque. Spain recently managed to go top of the World Cup qualifying group after a 1-0 win over France.