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HindustanTimes Sun,21 Dec 2014

Del Bosque eyes unique treble
AFP
Paris, June 30, 2012
First Published: 23:47 IST(30/6/2012)
Last Updated: 01:40 IST(1/7/2012)

Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque cuts to many people's eyes a lugubrious presence on the touchline but former Spanish and Real Madrid striker Fernando Morientes says that there is much more to him than that. The 61-year-old can make history on Sunday by becoming the first coach to win a European Championship, World Cup and a Champions League title if Spain beat Italy in Kiev.

Morientes, scorer of 27 goals in 47 appearances for Spain from 1998 to 2007, was in the Real Madrid side that Del Bosque steered to two Champions League titles in 2000 and 2002. He told France's L'Equipe newspaper that it is Del Bosque's intelligence that sets him apart from a lot of other coaches.


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