Del Bosque perfect coach for Spain: Guardiola

Munich, Oct 8 (IANS) German football giants Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola said there is no one better qualified person than Vicente Del Bosque to manage Spain.

Ahead of Euro 2008, Spain had not progressed beyond the quarter-final stage of any major competition since ending the 1984 edition of the same tournament as runners-up.

Although Spain were unable to retain that trophy in Brazil last year after exiting at the group stage, Guardiola is certain the 64-year-old remains the right man for the job.

“We managed to break the mythical quarter-final barrier that earlier generations could not pass,” Guardiola was quoted as saying by Spanish team’s official website on Wednesday.

“This generation helped Spanish football take a leap forward, something that all of us have to thank them for. There is no one better than Vicente to lead the team. They will remain at the highest level,” the former Barcelona coach said.

Spain will qualify for Euro 2016 if they defeat Luxembourg in their penultimate qualifying match on Friday.

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