Camacho backs Del Bosque to stay with Spain beyond Euro 2016

ShareClose Comments
The former head coach of the national team wants the 65-year-old to continue in his current role beyond their European Championship title defence in France this summer

Vicente del Bosque should stay on as Spain head coach beyond Euro 2016, according to former Real Madrid star Jose Antonio Camacho.

The future of the 65-year-old remains shrouded in doubt as he has not yet given a definitive answer on whether he will continue his eight-year spell with the national team beyond their title defence in France this year.

But Camacho, who reached the final of Euro 84 as a player before guiding them to the quarter-finals of World Cup 2002 as coach, says Del Bosque remains the best man for the role.

"The coach who I like the most now is Vicente del Bosque and I think he certainly has to continue with the national team," he said at a coaching conference in Madrid.

GOAL READ MORE  | Del Bosque believes in veterans

Spain's World Cup defence came to an early end two years ago as they exited at the group stage, but Camacho believes they are still the team to beat this year as they go in search of a third European title in succession.

"I hope Spain win the Euros," he said. " All their rivals will be going for our team. I've seen Germany, Holland and France recently, and they all know that they have to play against Spain in a way where everyone has to run and sacrifice themselves."

Camacho, who won 81 senior caps for his country, went on to claim that he and Del Bosque have an almost identical view on which players should make the final squad.

"I know the list because I imagine it and I like it," he added. "And I say this because the list I would give only differs from Del Bosque's in one or two players."

Next article:
Nouha Dicko leads Hull City to victory amid fans’ protests
Next article:
'I made a fantastic choice' – Conte praises himself for starting Willian against Barcelona
Next article:
Ellis selects USWNT roster for 2018 SheBelieves Cup
Next article:
Lukaku tipped for 'big things' by Man United team-mate Matic
Next article:
I want to win the English Premier League title with Liverpool – Mohamed Salah