DESPITE Spain’s early elimination from the World Cup, the Spanish football federation (RFEF) will keep coach Vicente del Bosque.

Del Bosque’s contract won’t expire until after the 2016 European Championships in France, after which the Spain coach said he may reconsider his position.

According to RFEF secretary general Jorge Perez, formal discussions about Del Bosque’s future won’t happen until the team returns to Madrid after their final match against Australia on Monday, June 23.

However, Perez mentioned on Spanish radio that RFEF does not want to lose Del Bosque, who they consider to be a valuable asset, and would resist if he tried to submit a resignation.

Apparently, Del Bosque’s family may try to convince the world-class football coach to retire.