Vicente del Bosque

Del Bosque keeps his players guessing about final squad

Vicente-del-BosqueMadrid, May 26 : Spain coach Vicente del Bosque kept his players guessing as he finalised a list of 19 players for his side's friendly game against Bolivia, May 30, as part of preparations for the FIFA World Cup.

The list that was finalised by the coach Sunday does not include any of the eight Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid players who took part in Saturday night's Champions League finals, nor does it include strikers Alvaro Negredo and Fernando Llorente or winger Jesus Navas, reports Xinhua.

Del Bosque may take Costa to Brazil

Vicente-del-BosqueMadrid, March 7 : Brazil-born Diego Costa looks certain to be included in Spain's squad for the forthcoming World Cup finals in Brazil despite a disappointing international debut.

Spain's 1-0 win against Italy may have been played Wednesday night in the Vicente Calderon Stadium where Costa earns his corn week in week out with Atletico Madrid, but at times he looked a stranger to his teammates in the Spain shirt, reports Xinhua.

Spain coach Del Bosque can't imagine Liga without Barca

Vicente-del-BosqueMadrid, Dec 14 : Spanish national football coach Vicente del Bosque said that he found it hard to imagine the Primera Liga football without the presence of Barcelona or the Spanish national team without Catalan players.

Del Bosque was speaking on Spanish national radio the day after the Catalan nationalist parties announced Nov 9, 2014 as the date for a proposed referendum over the Catalan region in the north east of Spain, reports Xinhua.

Spain coach Del Bosque to step down after 2014 World Cup

Del-BosqueMadrid, April 26 : Spain coach Vicente del Bosque confirmed Friday that his incredibly successful reign as leader of his country's national side will conclude at the end of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Former Real Madrid coach, Del Bosque is one of the most successful coaches in history, leading Spain to their first ever World Cup in 2010 and then masterminding the defence of the European Championship in 2012, making Spain the first country to ever win a European Championship (2008), then win the World Cup and then defend its European crown.

Del Bosque named Laureus sports ambassador

Vicente-del-BosqueRio de Janeiro, March 12 : Vicente del Bosque, one of the most successful managers in the history of football, has been welcomed into the Laureus family as a Laureus Ambassador.

Ahead of Monday's Laureus World Sports Awards, to be held at the Theatro Municipal here, del Bosque was present at a press conference to hear German football legend Franz Beckenbauer applaud the Spain football team that lifted the World Cup in 2010 and became the first side to win successive European Championships in 2008 and 2012.

Del Bosque named as best national team coach

Vicente-del-BosqueMadrid, Jan 4 : Spain national team football coach, Vicente del Bosque has been named as the best national team coach of 2012 by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics.

The decision was made Thursday following a vote carried out among journalists and experts from all over the world, reports Xinhua.

Del Bosque led the Spanish side to the European 2012 Championship this summer, retaining the title Spain won in 2008 and making the country the first ever to win back-to-back European titles.

Del Bosque: "This is an accident, a small step back"

Del Bosque: "This is an accident, a small step back"Bloemfontein, South Africa - Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque defined Wednesday's shocking 2-0 defeat against the United States in the semi-finals of the Confederations Cup in South Africa as "an accident."

"This is an accident, a small step back. We have to look to the future with optimism," Del Bosque said at the end of a winning streak of 15 consecutive matches.

Del Bosque still remembers Florentino Perez's "evil deeds"

Del Bosque still remembers Florentino Perez's "evil deeds"Bloemfontein, South Africa - The "evil deeds" of Real Madrid president Florentino Perez remain an open wound in the heart of Spain coach Vicente del Bosque, who stresses that great teams are "not only made of great footballers."

"Teams are not always made with the best footballers, but with other things," Del Bosque noted in an interview with the German Press Agency dpa while at the Confederations Cup in Bloemfontein, South Africa.

Injured players included in Spanish squad for Confederations Cup

Injured players included in Spanish squad for Confederations Cup Madrid - Spanish national manager Vicente del Bosque has included several injured players in his squad for the upcoming Confederations Cup in South Africa.

The squad, announced on Monday, includes Barcelona trio Carles Puyol, Gerard Pique, Andres Iniesta and Valencia's David Silva, all of whom are currently out of action due to muscle injuries.

The only player out of the squad because of injury is Villarreal veteran Marcos Senna.

The squad is as follows:

Del Bosque says he will retire from football after Spain stint

Del Bosque says he will retire from football after Spain stint Madrid  - Coach Vicente del Bosque said Tuesday he planned to retire from football once his current mission as Spain manager ends.

"I have entered the fifth stage in my sporting life and I think it is going to be the last in football. I hope it ends well and I hope I can fulfil my role as well as possible," he said in Madrid

The former Real Madrid coach took over the Spanish national team in September, succeeding Luis Aragones who stepped down after he led the team to the title at Euro 2008.

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