Del Bosque confirms signing 2-year deal

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque says he has finally signed a

two-year contract extension that will see him lead the world

champions in their title defense in Brazil in 2014.

The most successful coach in the national team’s history

previously said a deal was in place but preferred not to sign it

before the European Championship.

The 61-year-old Del Bosque, who took over from Luis Aragones

following the country’s Euro 2008 win, says ”there was no rush”

to sign the deal.

The former Real Madrid coach refused to discuss Spain’s defense

of its World Cup title, preferring to stay focused on Euro 2012 and

World Cup qualifying.

Del Bosque has been in charge of more Spain games than any other

coach.