Del Bosque to resign from Spain job

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The experienced coach will bring his hugely successful spell with the national team to an end when his contract expires next month after their defeat to Italy

Vicente del Bosque has confirmed he will not continue as Spain coach following their last-16 exit from Euro 2016.

The reigning European champions were beaten by Italy on Monday to end their chances of winning a third consecutive continental title.

Del Bosque also guided La Roja to victory at the 2010 World Cup having taken over following Luis Aragones' winning Euro 2008 campaign.

"Without a doubt, I have no intention to remain as coach, but you have to be discreet," Del Bosque told radio station RNE

"No matter what the result of the Euros, I had no doubt about what my future would be."

A report by Spanish newspaper Marca claimed former Sevilla and Athletic coach Joaquin Caparros is set to succeed Del Bosque.

"I would be excited to manage the national team, any Spanish coach would be honoured to take this job," Caparros said. 

"But I hope Vicente stays, he is the best coach possible."

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