MADRID, Spain, July 4 – The resignation of Spain’s World Cup and Euro winning head coach Vicente del Bosque was officially confirmed by the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) on Monday.
The 65-year-old had announced that he was to retire on Thursday, after his side had been outclassed in the last 16 of Euro 2016 by Italy.
Former Real Madrid boss Del Bosque led Spain to the 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012 titles, after taking over from Euro 2008-winning coach Luis Aragones.
“The coach informed the president of the RFEF his desire to not remain at the head of the national team,” the federation said in a brief statement.
The second half of Del Bosque’s stint was disappointing, with the 2-0 defeat to Italy following a shock group-stage exit from the 2014 World Cup in Brazil as defending champions.