Spain national team manager Vicente del Bosque believes Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola has the qualities to coach Spain, but ‘there are good candidates,’ and chipped on Rafael Benitez and Sergio Ramos.
Del Bosque is planning on stepping down and calling it quits after the Euro 2016 tournament, with media reports circulating about Spanish Football Federation President Angel Maria Villar considering how to replace the World Cup winner.
When he was queried by Spanish publication ‘Marca’ about the prospect of Guardiola being his successor: “I like him a lot. Apart from anything else he is a very good manager.
“He has the qualities to be Spain coach. There are also good candidates in Spain.”
Spanish FA chief Villar reportedly wants Del Bosque to stay on and the trainer hinted he could change his mind, suggesting a final decision won’t be taken prematurely.
“When we’ve qualified for Euro 2016 it will be time to speak. You don’t have to be forceful in football,” he cautioned.
‘I will go the the Euros with the decision made, I will continue after or not.”