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Caparrós, main candidate to replace Del Bosque

In the case Villar doesn't stand for UEFA's elections

Caparrós, main candidate to replace Del Bosque
Caparrós, main candidate to replace Del Bosque

In the case Villar doesn't stand for UEFA's elections

Caparrós

Vicente Del Bosque's hours as Spain coach are counting down. After the defeat against Italy in the European Championships, the Spanish Federation is already working on a successor on the bench. Del Bosque himself implied he didn't picture himself continuing after the competition and it is very likely he retires as a coach, aged 65.

The main name that appears as a likely substitute is Joaquin Caparrós. The Andalusian coach aged 60 turned down several proposals in the past few days from teams like Alavès, Real Betis or Valencia to wait for the call from the national team. Villar thinks about him and he also was approved by Del Bosque, with whom he was in Madrid many years ago.

However, the final decision will depend on the UEFA elections for president on the 20th of July. If Villar doesn't run, Caparrós will be most likely Spain's future head coach. On the contrary, if Villar does run for UEFA president, the person in charge of choosing the next Spain head coach would be the new president of the Federation. In that case, it would depend on the preferences of that new president as for the person to chose to initiate a regenerating process of the Spanish team.

Caparrós has a large experience in teams of La Liga like Sevilla, Deportivo, Athletic Club, Mallorca, Levante and Granada.