WORLD CUP MIGHT BE LAST
The Spanish national team manager Vicente del Bosque, who recently became the first man to lift both the European Championships and the FIFA World Cup, has hinted that the current role as the national team manager of Spain is likely to be his last.
Vicente del Bosque is regarded as one of the best managers in the world. He has not only lifted all the major titles at international levels, but he has also been hugely successful with his club career as well. He has managed to lift the Champions League title with Real Madrid in the past.
He has recently indicated that he may not be involved in football after his current contract with the Spanish national team comes to an end. He has also said that even though both Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are extremely good players, he would not trade the current crop of players within the Spanish national team squad. Vicente del Bosque guided the Spanish national team to the second consecutive European trophy after scintillating performance in the final of the competition. They defeated Italy 4-0 in the final of the Euro 2012, thus becoming the only team to have lifted the competition twice in a row.
"Why do I have to choose between Messi or Ronaldo? They are both great players. But, I prefer those that I have in my national team. They cannot play all the time, this is the problem we have. We have great players in [the national team], we try to be fair and choose the best players for every match. This phase [as national team coach] is the last one for a coach,” said the Spanish national team manager in a recent interview. Spain began their World Cup qualifying matches with a narrow 1-0 win over Georgia recently.