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A leader is admired, a boss is feared. ---->>>

I didn't really want to be the coach who wins but the coach who educates. ---->>>

We are in a world that is quite extremist and extremism makes more noise. Normality does not sell. ---->>>

Football has an important role to play in society. Players should have a sense of social responsibility, have a moral dimension to them which shows up in good conduct. ---->>>

Leadership must be likeable, affable, cordial, and above all emotional. The fashion of authoritarian leadership is gone. Football is about life. You can't be angry all day.

Leadership must be likeable, affable, cordial, and above all emotional. The fashion of authoritarian leadership is gone. Football is about life. You can't be angry all day.

No one knows anything about economics. It's the great lie of the economists. By contrast in football people might have contrasting opinions, each of which has some validity. But the economists always speak in conditionals - what a mess. ---->>>

I realised that the political context had got worse since the 2010 World Cup. I tried to ignore it but I wanted, as a national coach - you may call this Utopia - to make Catalans and Basques feel good about supporting a Spanish side... to unite even the most sectarian and nationalist. ---->>>

The certainty that our football, the football of Spain, is recognised, that's very important to us - perhaps more important than the successes and the joy that you can create. Football hasn't always been appreciated, and luckily our football is appreciated now, at all levels of society. ---->>>

I just wanted to defend football, which is not always easy to do. Those of us who have been in the sport so many years now realise we must protect it and look after it. I was speaking about football, what it means. It is our profession, it has been our lives, and we must take care of it a little. ---->>>

We must look after football and to do what it is necessary to bring to the game the best ethical values and personal behaviour. ---->>>

Spain used to be very individualistic in its sporting activities. Now we are showing we are pretty good in teams - that is an improvement. ---->>>

As with Cesc Fabregas, some players who go and play for foreign clubs improve on a cultural level. It makes them grow on many levels; intellectually, because you have to learn a new language and adapt to another culture, and on a footballing level too. ---->>>

The Confederations Cup is interesting. It served Spain very well to take part and then go on to win the 2010 World Cup. We knew the stadiums, the atmosphere, the conditions and also the difficulties of a tournament which simulated the World Cup format. ---->>>

I think it is important to help our country's image outside of Spain. ---->>>

Sometimes people say that coach is a winner, but everyone wants to win. You must know how to behave in victory and in defeat, to look after what is our sport, football. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Spanish
Born: 12-23, 1950
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Occupation: Coach
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Vicente del Bosque González, 1st Marquis of Del Bosque (Spanish pronunciation: [biˈθente ðel ˈβoske ɣonˈθaleθ]; born 23 December 1950) is a retired footballer born in Salamanca, Region of León, who most recently managed the Spanish national football team. After taking over from Luis Aragonés – who had led Spain to European success in the 2008 European Championship – Del Bosque went on to lead the national team to win their first-ever World Cup in 2010, and then to retain their European Championship in 2012 (wikipedia)