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Del Bosque Coy On Spain Future

Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque will not answer questions about his future until after La Furia Roja have qualified for the next World Cup.

The defending world and European champions will book their ticket to Brazil 2014 if they win their remaining two qualifying games, against Belarus on Friday in Mallorca and Georgia next Tuesday in Albacete.

The match in Mallorca is slated to go ahead, despite the fact that a generator exploded in the car park at the Son Moix stadium on Thursday.

The build-up to the game has been dominated by speculation that 62-year-old Del Bosque will quit as Spain boss after the World Cup, or after Euro 2016.

But he does not want to get ahead of himself, preferring to concentrate on the job at hand.

"We will see about the future later," he said.

"The present is this six points we are playing for, which we cannot lose sight of. Football can betray you, and we must be prepared, we cannot get carried away by confidence."

Told that Spain’s players unanimously want him to stay for as long as possible, Del Bosque replied drolly: "What else are the players going to say?" 

Meanwhile, Napoli manager Rafa Benitez has been slated as a possible successor to Del Bosque.

But he too refuses to be drawn on the discussion.

He simply says that in the future it could be something for him to consider, but there is no point rocking the boat when Del Bosque has been such an overwhelming success.

"Del Bosque is doing great work," Benitez told AS.

"I have said that I would not mind [getting the job], but in the long-term.

“Down the road it could be considered, not in the short-term, because Vicente is there and he is doing phenomenally well."

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