Nov 15, 2013, 11:26 AM EDT
The man who led Spain to lift both the most recent World Cup and the European Championship trophy will remain at the helm until at least 2016. Vicente Del Bosque signed a contract extension that keeps him in charge of la roja furia for the next three years, with his first task being, of course, to guide Spain to another World Cup victory.
Del Bosque took over the reins of the Spanish national team five years ago, just after the side beat Germany 1-0 to become Euro 2008 champions. Since then Spain have dominated the world football scene; the core of their side playing together on a regular basis at the club level allowing Del Bosque to guide them into free-flowing, attacking football while the majority of international sides are busy with defensive tactics. Spain went on to beat Holland in South Africa in 2010 to capture their first World Cup in the nation’s history. Del Bosque’s team then successfully defended their European title, getting through Euro 2012 unbeaten before thoroughly dismantling Italy in a 4-0 romp that clinched the trophy.
Spain also made it through this year’s round of World Cup qualifiers unbeaten, winning six and drawing twice, against Finland and France. It’s little wonder, then, that Spain have decided to retain Del Bosque as their man in charge.
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