Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has begun 2013 doing something he has grown very used to over the years: celebrating success.
On this occasion, the festivities came after he claimed the FIFA Men’s Coach of the Year for the second time, thanks to his work over a 2012 which featured his La Roja team successfully defending their European title.
“I’m proud to represent a country’s football that’s enjoying an extraordinary period, but I know that this isn’t an individual award,” said Del Bosque to FIFA.com, shortly after receiving his award on-stage at the Kongresshaus in Zurich. “This award is for the work of a whole team. I’ve got a lot of people behind me."
Click here on the video to enjoy the full interview with Del Bosque, who edged out Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho to the coveted prize. During the conversation, the former Real Madrid boss gave an unusual acceptance speech and discussed his immediate goals at the helm of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ winners.