Vicente Del Bosque has stated he will not continue as La Roja’s coach. He will be resigning following their exit from the Euro 2016.
Spain were dumped out of the Euro 2016 in the last 16 stage of the tournament. With Italy beating them 2-0 to end their chances at winning an unprecedented third consecutive Euro.
Del Bosque won the 2010 world cup with the reigning European champions, after taking over in 2008 from Luis Aragones.
“Without a doubt, I have no intention to remain as coach, but you have to be discreet,” Del Bosque told radio station RNE.
“No matter what the result of the Euros, I had no doubt about what my future would be.”
A report by Spanish newspaper Marca claimed former Sevilla and Athletic coach Joaquin Caparros is set to succeed Del Bosque.
“I would be excited to manage the national team, any Spanish coach would be honoured to take this job,” Caparros said.
“But I hope Vicente stays, he is the best coach possible.”