Del Bosque gets Spain backing

Del Bosque

Del Bosque

The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) is eager for Vicente del Bosque to continue as head coach of Spain, according to secretary general Jorge Perez.

La Roja’s defence of their World Cup crown ended in premature disaster within the first week as they crashed out of the group stage following back-to-back defeats against Netherlands and Chile.

Del Bosque admitted after the 2-0 loss to Jorge Sampaoli’s side that he could be forced to consider his future with the team, but Perez says the former Real Madrid boss has not yet offered to resign and insists the RFEF has no desire to replace the man who won the 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012.

“Not even in the worst predictions did we think that what happened could have happened,” Perez told ‘El Partido de los 12’.

“We have still not talked with Del Bosque. It’s better to put it off and talk calmly in Madrid.

“When Del Bosque signed the contract [earlier this year] he said that if for any reason we decided he should not continue, he would go. I want him to continue.

“Del Bosque has not offered his resignation. If he does, we’ll ask him to continue.

“The players are playing 60 games. Year after year it is a huge effort. And unfortunately it has shown.

“[Critics] don’t affect him. His family could convince him not to carry on, but we’ll find no one better. If we have the best, why change?”{GOAL}