Vicente Del Bosque Will Sign New Spain Contract Before World Cup

Christopher AtkinsContributor IOctober 16, 2013

PALMA DE MALLORCA, SPAIN - OCTOBER 11:  Spain coach Vicente del Bosque looks on during the FIFA 2014 World Cup Qualifier match between Spain and Belarus at Iberostars Stadium on October 11, 2013 in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.  (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
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Jorge Perez, the general secretary of the Spanish football federation (RFEF), has told Cadena Cope radio that national team head coach Vicente del Bosque will sign a new contract ahead of next year's World Cup, per Football-Espana.

Del Bosque, 62, is currently contracted through to the end of next summer's competition but has already held discussions over a renewal with the RFEF.

Perez told the radio station:

We have already spoken with him and it is all pretty clear. I do not know when it will be signed, we have months ahead of us.

We will get to the World Cup with it renewed. There is no rush to make it official. We’ll do it before the World Cup.

Del Bosque's side confirmed their attendance at the competition on Tuesday night with a comfortable 2-0 win over Georgia.

Spain will look to become only the third side to win back-to-back world titles, as well as attempting to be the first team to win both the European Championship and World Cup twice in succession.

The Del Bosque era has thus far been one of unprecedented success, and the hope will be to see that continued next summer and beyond.

The veteran coach is in a fortunate position. While the likes of Xavi, Carles Puyol, Xabi Alonso and David Villa are in the autumn of their careers, Spain's current youth ranks are among the best anywhere in the world.

Left-back Alberto Moreno made his debut against Georgia, while midfielders Isco and Koke appeared from the bench. To add to the trio of 21-year-olds, Real Sociedad central defender Inigo Martinez was also in the squad as Del Bosque looks to blood some younger faces.

Add in the likes of Thiago Alcantara, David de Gea, Jese and Gerard Deulofeu, and it becomes clear that the era of Spain challenging at the top of world football is far from over. Following Perez's statements, it appears Del Bosque will be the man to oversee that transition.

The first task will be to further cement the current La Roja side in history with what would be a momentous achievement to win the World Cup in Brazil.

MADRID, SPAIN - JULY 12:  (front row L-R) Manager Vicente del Bosque, King Juan Carlos I of Spain and goalkeeper and captain Iker Casillas pose together with the trophy while the FIFA 2010 World Cup winning team Spain are received by the Spanish royal fam
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No European side has ever won the premier international tournament when hosted in South America and, with Brazil's sensational performance at the Confederations Cup still fresh in the memory, it is clear that any triumph next summer will be hard earned.

Whatever the result, Del Bosque's future appears secure, with the former Real Madrid coach set to lead a Spain challenge for a third consecutive European Championship in France 2016.