Vicente Del Bosque, the man who oversaw Spain’s disastrous campaign in the FIFA World Cup 2014, has been asked to stay at his post.
La Roja are going to start a rebuilding phase and the higher officials of the Spanish association doesn’t want to make too many changes in the coaching staff at such a crucial time. They want Del Bosque to remain in charge and get the young players, who would come into the team, ready for the next Euro Championships.
Quite a few of the senior players of the Spanish side are set to announce their retirement after what happened in Brazil. So, Del Bosque’s job is not going to be easy at all in the next couple of years.
Del Bosque is a trusted man of the Spanish association. A few months ago, he was reported to have got a couple of lucrative offers from overseas, but, he had rejected them to keep working with the La Roja set up. So, he seems to have been rewarded for his faithfulness by not being sacked.
The Spanish team that Del Bosque is going to be in charge of now would be largely inexperienced, but, there would be some senior guys in there. The likes of Sergio Busquets and Diego Costa would continue in all likelihood.
As far as the goalie Iker Casillas is concerned, he himself has to make a call whether he wants to remain active in international football or not. The association believes that he can still contribute. So, if he doesn’t retire, he would be kept in the mix.
That means Del Bosque will certainly have some experience to work with, but, mostly, he will have to deal with young players. Let’s see if he can bring the glory of Spanish football back in two years’ time.