He will go down in Spanish folklore…
Vicente Del Bosque resigned as Spain’s manager last night following La Roja’s Euro 2016 exit at the hands of Italy in the last 16 knockout stage on Monday.
The 65-year old led Spain to their second European Championships crown back in 2008, before guiding them to a defence of their title in 2012.
In between those two trophies, Del Bosque also helped Spain to their first ever World Cup back in 2010.
Despite such success, the former Real Madrid boss admitted that he was leaving his post as Spain’s head coach regardless of his team’s performance is this year’s competition.
The last ride
“I have no intention to remain as coach. No matter what the result of the Euros, I had no doubt about what my future would be,” he said.
Del Bosque further revealed that he had offered to resign after the 2014 World Cup because Spain were dumped out at the group stage, but he was convinced to stay on for at least one more major tournament.