Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has confirmed that he has signed a two-year extension to his contract which was set to run out at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™.

The new deal means Del Bosque will be in charge for Spain's qualifying campaign for the 2016 UEFA European Championships in France.

"I can confirm that I have renewed until 2016," he told reporters in Malabo, the capital of Equatorial Guinea, ahead of Spain's friendly match against the the west African nation on Saturday.

Sports daily Marca had earlier reported that he had extended his contract.

Del Bosque, 62, took over as Spain coach when Luis Aragones stepped down shortly after guiding the country to victory at EURO 2008.

Under Del Bosque's watch, Spain won the World Cup for the first time in their history when beating the Netherlands 1-0 after extra-time in the final in Johannesburg in 2010.

Two years later they defended their European title in Poland and Ukraine by beating Italy 4-0 in the final in Kiev.