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Del Bosque signs new Spain deal

(GSM) – Vicente Del Bosque has extended his contract with the Spanish Football Federation with two years. The 59-year-old national coach will be at the helm until the European Championships of 2012 in Ukraine and Poland.

“The board have decided that we have to continue with Del Bosque for two more years whatever happens at the World Cup of next summer,” said Angel Maria Villar, chairman of the Spanish Football Federation. “We have qualified for the WC finals in South Africa. That fact on his own should be enough to extend Del Bosque’s contract.”

Del Bosque has an excellent record with Spain. With the former Real Madrid boss in charge, La Furia Roja won 21 times in 22 matches. Del Bosque succeeded Luis Aragones following Spain’s Euro 2008 triumph.

Spain are one of the favourites for next summer’s World Cup.

“We’ve quilified brilliantly for the World Cup in South Africa,” said Villar. “We have a great national team and we are all hopeful that it can be a great World Cup.

“But words are one thing, facts are another. We’re going there with hope.”

Wed 23 Dec, 2009
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