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Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque announces new contract

(Xinhua)

10:48, April 18, 2012

MADRID, April 17 (Xinhua) -- Spain coach Vicente del Bosque revealed this Tuesday that he has extended his contract to continue as coach of the national side.

The popular 61-year-old said on radio station 'Onda Cero that he had, "renewed with the Spanish national team." Although he didn't say how long his new contact was for, it is likely that he will now stay in charge until the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil.

Former Real Madrid coach Del Bosque took over the Spanish national side following the 2008 European Championships and led them to their first ever success in the World Cup as Spain were crowned world champions in South Africa in 2008.

He was made a Marquis for the feat and has success as Spain coach continued in qualification for this summer's European Championships where Spain will defend their 2008 crown.

The Spanish managed a 100 percent record in qualification and are currently favorites to retain the European title in Poland and Ukraine. Del Bosque has am impressive record as Spain coach and has led the team in 51 games, winning 43, drawing two and losing just six matches.

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