Vicente del Bosque rumored to be Head of Spain National Team

There have been a few sceptics about the presence of Vicente del Bosque as the head of the Spain national team.

Despite the impressive portfolio and the achievements of the former Real Madrid manager in the last few years, many believe that it was time for him to go before the start of the Euro 2016. Even now, the manager has not disclosed his future plans and he is widely expected to leave the national team irrespective of the results. Spain started the tournament in poor fashion after only narrowly beating Czech Republic despite dominating the team.

It was feared that the national team would suffer the same fate as they had at the World Cup 2014 when they were knocked out at the group stages of the tournament. After all, this was a Spanish team that had been beaten by Georgia – one of the lowest ranked teams by FIFA – in a pretournament game. However, they have recovered substantially to be in a position to qualify for the knockout stages without fail following a 3-0 win over Turkey. After the game, midfielder Cesc Fabregas said that the presence of a manager likedel Bosque was extremely vital since he provided a calming influence on the squad.

"The coach transmits security and calmness. You always go out on the pitch knowing what you have to do. He gives us that freedom on the field and you feel free to play your game. That's very important at the moment, especially for skilled players. Del Bosque is key. My feelings are positive. Some leaders are gone but the younger ones are contributing a lot. There's a lot of unity and on the pitch that means we play with more confidence," said Fabregas, who is now one of the important members of the squad following the departures of players like Puyol and Xavi.