Rumour: Spain manager Vincent Del Bosque rejected an offer from Manchester United
Spanish national team manager Vincent Del Bosque reportedly rejected a big offer from Manchester United to become their new manager. The Red Devils were reportedly set to offer the Spaniard €20 million for a two-year contract, but Del Bosque refused in order to stay with the current World Champions until his contract ends in 2016.
Del Bosque signed a new contract with the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) a few months ago, after Spain’s friendly against South Africa upon the insistence of RFEF President, Angel Villar to show his dedication to the team. Manchester United reportedly approached him in April after David Moyed was sacked, but Del Bosque was not interested in any offers. He was previously approached by Inter Milan in 2011 but turned down their offers as well.
Sir Alex Ferguson apparently handed a short-list of managers after Moyes’ sacking that included Del Bosque, Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone and Louis van Gaal, who was eventually appointed. Del Bosque is likely to retire after his contract with the RFEF expires after Euro 2016 as he is not keen on working abroad.