Vicente del Bosque claims that the future of his role as the Spanish national team

Vicente del Bosque claims that the future of his role as the Spanish national team manager is not in his hands and it is up to the Spanish Federation to decide it.

Del Bosque has transformed Spain into the most successful and celebrated team in world football over the last decade. They have managed to win two European championships and one World Cup since the floodgates started with Luis Aragones in 2008. Even thoughAragones helped Spain win their first major trophy in 44 years, Del Bosque managed to take the national team to the next level.

The last couple of years, though, have been a period of decline for the former Real Madrid boss. Not only have Spain struggled to keep up with the expectations, but they have actually regressed in the view of many. The team recently achieved qualification to the Euro 2016, but they are far from being considered as capable defenders of the title. Spain achieved success at the Euro 2012 in impeccable fashion after beating Italy 4-0 in the final. It remains to be seen if they can even overcome the likes of Belgium or Germany in the upcoming edition.

This has led to rumours thatDel Bosque will leave just after the competition. Worse still, there are rumours about a potential sack before the tournament."When I talk to the president we will solve everything. Things should not be decided on whether you win or you lose. There are six months until the European Championship, I am a man of the federation and foremost I have to put myself in their hands to make the final decision. It's a matter from outside [the Spain camp]. It's a conflict which comes from the past. For us, [it is important] that it does not harm the atmosphere in the national team,” said Del Bosque.