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Luis Aragones may have been the manager who ended Spain's tag as international underachievers, but Vicente Del Bosque is the driving force behind sustained success.
His managerial prowess has led the Spanish national team to triumphs at World Cup 2010 and Euro 2012. This maintained dominance has outlined the current crop of Spanish talent as one of the greatest generations ever produced.
Many could poo-poo this achievement and suggest Del Bosque has an era-defining selection of players to choose from, or that he simply built upon Aragones' side from Euro 2008. This argument quickly comes crashing down when you consider the 62-year-old's staggering run of success throughout a career that spans nearly half a century.
Del Bosque won La Liga five times as a Real Madrid player and also captured four Copa Del Rey titles with the Spanish giants. As Madrid manager he directed the team towards two domestic league titles, a Spanish Super Cup and two Champions League victories. He also claimed a UEFA Super Cup, Intercontinental Cup and Copa Iberia.
Despite being reproduced in waxwork form, Del Bosque deserves a classic statue sharing his resemblance (via Marca). There's something extremely creepy about waxworks that doesn't quite produce the same amount of class as a classic statue. If anyone in Spanish football deserves a bronzing over, it's Del Bosque.
Where would the statue stand? Overlooking the Bernabeu.