Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has revealed that he may not step down from his role after the 2014 World Cup.
The former Real Madrid boss, who has overseen victory at the 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012 since taking charge in 2008, claimed in April that he planned to move on following the conclusion of the tournament in Brazil.
But Del Bosque has now performed an about turn, claiming that talks over a new contract are not out of the question.
“It is not certain that I will leave after the 2014 World Cup in Brazil,” he said.
“If we get to 2014, to the World Cup, we intend to defend the title we won in South Africa and from there, in June or July 2014, we will talk.”
The 62-year-old went on to share his thoughts on the fortunes of several Spanish clubs over the course of the season.
“Despite Barca and Madrid dominating, there has been another team that has had a great season, Atletico Madrid,” he added.
“There were also other clubs in Europe who have represented us very well, as in the case of Malaga and the work of Real Sociedad. They have had a great season.
“But, the big economic difference that there is with Madrid and Barcelona and the rest has been reflected on the pitch, inevitably.”