Spain National Team manager, Vicente del Bosque has informed the Spanish Football Federation that he is stepping down from his position effective immediately.
The confirmation comes today after del Bosque told Spanish media earlier this week he was planning on stepping down from the top job after eight years in the role. Spain bowed out of the Euro 2016 tournament with a loss to Italy in the Quarter-Finals.
“Without a doubt, I have no intention to remain as coach, but you have to be discreet. No matter what the result of the Euros, I had no doubt about what my future would be,” del Bosque told Spanish public radio RNE.
In-light of the news, Spanish FA President Ángel María Villar has offered del Bosque an alternative position within the National Team football department which will be announced in the coming weeks. Villar also remarked that del Bosque greatly aided in the growth of “Spainish [football] heritage.”