Spain boss Del Bosque wants to stay on past World Cup 2014

The national team coach has reiterated his stance that he would like to pen an extension with La Roja.

Spanish national team boss Vicente Del Bosque has admitted that ‘the idea is to continue’ with the world champions.

After guiding La Roja to automatic qualification for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil top of their UEFA qualifying group, the former Real Madrid man will reportedly extend his current contract beyond its expiry next summer for a further two years.

The 62-year-old has previously conceded that that will probably be the case, and has once again reiterated that he would like to stay on with the national team.

'We're starting from a position which is not new - the Federation has, for many years, had a system where once qualification is achieved, they renew the Coach’s contract,' Del Bosque considered today at a press conference.

'There is no exception with me and the idea is to continue, although we know that things can wear over the years. However, that has not been the case with us, there has not been much wear. When I arrived [as Coach], everyone told me that it was the worst time to take on the team - they had won a tournament.

'I thought it was the best time, that we had the momentum of having won the European Championships, whilst for the group of players who I had…

'Our chances in Brazil? In football there are cycles and this is one for Spanish football. And we must take care not to step out of line.

'We have to believe in ourselves, but not think that we are the best in the world, which is something I repeat.'

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